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Film titles starting with P

Pablo Casals a cry for peace /
With interviews and performance excerpts.
DVD 6989
Pacific
The extraordinary experiences of three men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain forests of Cape Gloucester, across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day.
DVD 7837
Pacific century
"The Pacific Century is the story of how, from the 19th century onward, modern nations have emerged from the rich and varied cultures and societies of Pacific Asia. ... this introductory area studies course provides students with an understanding of the historical and geographic context of the development of Northeast Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and the Soviet Far East) and Southeast Asia (emphasizing Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam)."--Preview.
DVD 11590
Pacific Heights
Psychological thriller about two homeowners battling a pathological tenant. Protected by complex eviction laws, this sadistic schemer soon has the couple fighting to save their home and then their lives.
DVD 1721
Pacific Rim /
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes: a washed-up former pilot and an untested trainee, who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
DVD 9985
Pacific (Television program)
The extraordinary experiences of three men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain forests of Cape Gloucester, across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day.
DVD 7837
Pacino : an actor's vision
Graham is an East-End Englishman with a bitter obsession for Greyhound racing and celebrity. His roommate, Ray, although less passionate by nature, tries to help Graham win satisfaction as he pursues strangely deviant acts. When the pair meets a famous film actor, Graham tests Ray's loyalty by suggesting they attack the man.
DVD 5307
Pacte des loups
"Inspired by actual events, this epic thriller retraces the myth of the 'Beast of Gévaudan' during the reign of Louis XV in 1766 France"--Container.
DVD 4411
Pad Yatra : a green Odyssey /
"A Green Odyssey is the adventure of 700 people trekking across the Himalayas with a call to save the planet's "3rd pole," a glacial region now devastated by the climate chaos associated with global warming. Battling the most treacherous terrain on the planet, the trekkers spread their message of ecological compassion through human's most basic means -by walking on foot, village to village, and showing by example. Surviving harrowing injuries, illness, and starvation, they emerge with nearly half a ton of plastic litter strapped to their backs, triggering an historic green revolution across the rooftop of the world."--IMDb.
DVD 10872
Paddington
A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.
DVD 11068
Padeniye dinasti
A documentary portrait of the fall of the Russian Czarist regime and the rise of Communist rule using clips from many films, including personal footage by the Czar's own cameramen.
DVD 6584
Padre nuestro (Motion picture)
A young man travelling to New York City from Mexico to search for his father is robbed of his identity by another man that travelled with him, in the hopes of claiming the man's wealthy father as his own.
DVD 6427
Padre padrone
The story of a son's development under an oppressive father. Gavino lives in solitude as an illiterate Sardinian shepherd. Finally he revolts against his father and his own illiteracy, studies and earns a degree and finds his identity through his newly-found ability to communicate.
DVD 713
Padroni della città
Tony is a mob loan collector who is unsatisfied with his position in life. He constantly dreams of living it large in Brazil with his brother.
DVD 9102
Page 8
Johnny Worricker is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the stability of the organization. Meanwhile, a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny's striking next-door neighbor and political activist Nancy Pierpan seems too good to be true. Johnny is forced to walk out of his job, and then out of his identity to find out the truth.
DVD 8932
Page eight
Johnny Worricker is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the stability of the organization. Meanwhile, a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny's striking next-door neighbor and political activist Nancy Pierpan seems too good to be true. Johnny is forced to walk out of his job, and then out of his identity to find out the truth.
DVD 8932
Page one inside the New York times /
This documentary chronicles the transformation of The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk, as the Internet redefines the media industry by surpassing print as the main source of news. At the heart of the film is the burning question on the minds of everyone who cares about a rigorous American press, Times lover or not: what will happen if the fast-moving future of media leaves behind the fact-based, original reporting that helps to define our society? This up-close look at factors and actors that produce the "daily miracle" of a great news organization is a nuanced portrait of journalists continuing to produce extraordinary work under increasingly difficult circumstances.
DVD 8746
Paid to eat ice cream : Bob McQuillen and New England contra dancing
"Paid to eat ice cream" is a documentary on New England contra dancing and its music, mainly as seen through the eyes of Bob McQuillen, a dancer, musician, and composer. Most of the discussion focuses on music and musicians (among them Ralph Page, Duke Miller, and Dudley Laufman, as well as McQuillen himself), but examples of contra dancing are seen in archival and contemporary footage. "What's not to like?" is a documentary about Northern Spy, a contra dance band based in the Upper Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire.
DVD 4340
Pain of depression a journey through the darkness /
Tells the compelling stories of individuals who suffered from clinical depression, a medical illness, which affects more than 20 million Americans each year. This film, broadcast on PBS stations nationally, profiles everyday people who experienced depression and tells their stories through their own words. The documentary also explores the different ways depression can manifest itself, including both emotionally and physically. Individuals may not receive appropriate treatment because the physical impact of depression can mask the illness. The film also examines how family, friends and communities are impacted by the depression of their loved ones. Nationally recognized experts discuss the cutting-edge research and theories of depression: its neurophysiology, broad range of symptoms, possible treatments and the role of family and friends in an individual's recovery.--container.
DVD 5568
Paint box a celebration of simple things /
On the 50th anniversary of their ownership of the summer home known as "The Paint Box," Alan Seaburg presents a nostalgic look back at the Guilford, Vermont, house which he and his wife, Jean, purchased in 1962. The 40-acre farm has been used continuously by the Seaburg family during the summer months, and his brother, Carl, who also built a small log cabin on the property which still stands today. Seaburg offers up family stories along with bits of local history about the house and the Guilford area. In the short feature extras, Seaburg takes you to the Guilford Historical Society and the Guilford Center Universalist Meeting House. Alan Seaburg is Curator of Manuscripts Emeritus of the Harvard Divinity School.
DVD 10505
Paint what you remember Namaluj co pamietasz /
"Mayer was born in 1916 in a small shtetl: Opatow. He completed seven grades of Polish school and immigrated to Canada at age 17. Mayer's photographic memory and painting skills allowed him to meticulously recreate Jewish life in Opatow, as it was before the war"--LogTV website.
DVD 10585
Painted veil
Set in the 1920s. A young English couple, Walter a middle class doctor and Kitty, an upper-class woman, get married for all the wrong reasons and relocate to Shanghai. Kitty falls in love with someone else. When Walter discovers her infidelity, in an act of vengeance, he accepts a job in a remote village in China that is being ravaged by a deadly epidemic. He takes his wife along and their journey brings meaning to their relationship and gives them purpose in one of the most remote and beautiful places on earth.
DVD 386
Painters
A guide to the understanding of Mexican art - both of the past and present - from its beginnings in the masterworks of the Aztecs and Mayans to the autobiographical surrealism of Frida Kahlo.
DVD 4899
Painting America
Examines Norman Rockwell, "the artist of the people," using archival footage and visual images from the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Featuring interviews with historians, critics, family, friends and admirers, this production gives an in depth look at the artist, his art and the Americana he created with his brushstrokes.
DVD 1315
Painting Joan of Arc
DVD 9441
Painting with Shawn Barber
DVD 7270
Paisan
Two women: "Seeking shelter in an abandoned church, Cesira (Loren) and her thirteen-year-old daughter, Rosetta (Brown) are brutally attacked and raped by Allied Moroccan soldiers during WWII."--Container. Paisan: "Paisan is a powerful collection of six vignettes depicting life in war-torn Italy and the tenuous relationships between the liberated Italians and their American liberators."--Container.
DVD 1744
Pajama game
A labor/management dispute at the Sleeptite Pajama Factory is the subject of this musical comedy.
DVD 438
Pakchwi Thirst /
Sang-hyun is a priest working for a hospital. He selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project intended to eradicate a deadly virus. However, the virus eventually takes over the priest. He nearly dies, but makes a miraculous recovery after receiving an accidental transfusion of vampire blood. He quickly realizes his sole reason for living involves taking the pleasures of the flesh. He struggles to control his insatiable thirst for blood until a love affair unleashes his darkest desires in deadly new ways.
DVD 9115
Pakeezah
In Muslim Lucknow at the turn of the century a dancer/courtesan dreams of escaping her dishonorable life but, rejected by her husband's family, dies in a graveyard giving birth to a daughter who grows up to become a courtesan as well, but eventually does find happiness in marriage and acceptance in her father's family.
DVD 4592
Pakha satʻang
In the spring of 1999 a distraught and incoherent middle-aged man, Kim Yong-ho, dressed in a tailored business suit, lies along the side of a railroad bridge that overlooks an open field by a lake. Nearby, a loose knit group of friends called the Bong-woo Club, which formed 20 years earlier at the same site during a social gathering of factory employees, are holding their reunion. Yong-ho stumbles into the picnic and is immediately recognized by members of the group as a fellow factory worker. Unable to disconnect himself from his desperate, unarticulated anguish and join in the amusement of his former colleagues, the inconsolable Yong-ho climbs to the railroad tracks and throws himself in front of a passing train, shouting "I am going back." The film then proceeds in reverse chronology through the past 20 years of Yong-ho's life -- from his family's estrangement, financial bankruptcy, traumatic law enforcement career during the 1987 student demonstrations for democratic reform, military service during the crackdown of martial law protestors that led to the tragedy of the 1980 Kwangju massacre, and the loss of his first love, Sun-Nim.
DVD 4802
Pakha satʻang Peppermint candy /
In the spring of 1999 a distraught and incoherent middle-aged man, Kim Yong-ho, dressed in a tailored business suit, lies along the side of a railroad bridge that overlooks an open field by a lake. Nearby, a loose knit group of friends called the Bong-woo Club, which formed 20 years earlier at the same site during a social gathering of factory employees, are holding their reunion. Yong-ho stumbles into the picnic and is immediately recognized by members of the group as a fellow factory worker. Unable to disconnect himself from his desperate, unarticulated anguish and join in the amusement of his former colleagues, the inconsolable Yong-ho climbs to the railroad tracks and throws himself in front of a passing train, shouting "I am going back." The film then proceeds in reverse chronology through the past 20 years of Yong-ho's life -- from his family's estrangement, financial bankruptcy, traumatic law enforcement career during the 1987 student demonstrations for democratic reform, military service during the crackdown of martial law protestors that led to the tragedy of the 1980 Kwangju massacre, and the loss of his first love, Sun-Nim.
DVD 4802
Pakistan on the brink
" To judge just how bad the situation really is reporter Matthew Carney has travelled to key areas of Pakistan. For much of the past half century Pakistan has seen its major enemy in its region as India. Now it's clear the biggest threat facing Pakistan comes from within. President Zardari warns that his government is now involved in a life and death struggle with fundamentalist forces for control of Pakistan. The implications of this struggle have profound consequences for the country itself, the region and ultimately the peace and stability of the entire globe. Pakistan has become the next important battleground in the war on terror"--ABC website.
DVD 4857
Pal Joey
Relates the story of a nightclub entertainer who is also a heel. He romances a wealthy socialite to get her to finance his own nightclub, then falls for a chorine he hires for the club.
DVD 448
Pale flower
In this cool, seductive jewel of the Japanese New Wave, a yakuza, fresh out of prison, becomes entangled with a beautiful yet enigmatic gambling addict. What at first seems a redemptive relationship ends up leading him further down the criminal path.
DVD 9656
Palestrina 400 concert
Concert celebrating Palestrina's 400th anniversary.
DVD 3825
Pallisers.
The opulence of mid-Victorian England provides the backdrop for this chronicle of three generations of one aristocratic family. The Pallisers depicts both the Parliamentary maneuverings of the day and the social mores that ruled private passions. The action focuses on Palliser intimates Phineas Finn, the handsome and ambitious radical MP from Ireland, and Lizzie Eustace, a beautiful and conniving young widow. Plantagenet Palliser and his wife, Lady Glencora, cope with the demands of a growing family and ascend to an even higher social stratum.
DVD 1214
Pallisers.
The Pallisers is a sprawling BBC saga of wealth, passion, power, intrigue and scandal.
DVD 1331
Pallisers.
The Pallisers depicts both the Parliamentary maneuverings of the day and the social mores that ruled private passions.
DVD 2414
Paloma de papel Paper dove /
The harrowing coming of age story of a young man struggling to survive poverty, corruption, and violence when Shining Path guerrillas sweep through and force the helpless youngster into their ranks.
DVD 9592
Pan Wołodyjowski Colonel Wolodyjowski /
Set in the year 1668, the Turks are invading Poland. Colonel Wolodyjowski, the leader of the Polish troops, forms an alliance with a group of Polish Tartars and mounts a final defense against the massive army of the Turkish Sultan.
DVD 3276
Panama deception
Offers a view of the 1989 invasion of Panama that was not given by the American media. Presents evidence of mass burials of civilian casualties and internment of homeless civilians which was concealed by the U.S. military or went unreported. Also claims to reveal President Bush's "secret agenda" behind the invasion: to keep U.S. military bases in Panama after the year 2000 in defiance of canal treaties.
DVD 8907
Pandora's box
Pandora's box is a six-part documentary which examines the consequences of political and technocratic rationalism. The episodes deal, in order, with communism in The Soviet Union, systems analysis and game theory during the Cold War, economy in the United Kingdom during the 1970s, the insecticide DDT, Kwame Nkrumah's leadership in Ghana during the 1950s and 1960s and the history of nuclear power.
DVD 11848
Pane e tulipani
When a harried housewife is accidentally left behind while on vacation with her family, she decides to take a holiday of her own in Venice. She becomes charmed by the city and her newfound freedom. She decides to extend her stay, finding a job in a flower shop, renting a room from a wistful waiter, and rediscovers her love for playing the accordion. But her solo journey does not sit well with her tyrannical husband, who hires an amateur detective to bring her back home.
DVD 7340
Panelkapcsolat The prefab people /
A relentlessly realistic portrait of a young working-class couple suffering the everyday stresses of marriage. Beginning with a terrible argument between husband and wife, we examine the minute details of these two peoples lives in order to see what brought them to this moment.
DVD 4246
Panic in the streets
One night in the New Orleans slums, vicious hoodlum Blackie and his friends kill an illegal immigrant who won too much in a card game. When Dr. Reed confirms the dead man had pneumonic plague he must find and inoculate the killers.
DVD 7154
Panic in the streets
One night in the New Orleans slums, vicious hoodlum Blackie and his friends kill an illegal immigrant who won too much in a card game. Next morning, Dr. Clint Reed of the Public Health Service confirms the dead man had pneumonic plague. To prevent a catastrophic epidemic, Clint must find and inoculate the killers and their associates, with the reluctant aid of police captain Tom Warren, despite official skepticism, and in total secrecy, lest panic empty the city. Can a doctor turn detective? He has 48 hours to try...
DVD 9995
Panique au village Town called Panic /
A stop-motion animated film about toys come to life, based on the Belgian television series with the same title. Cowboy and Indian give Horse a homemade brick barbecue for his birthday, but too many bricks arrive and they destroy their house. Surreal adventures follow as the trio travels to the center of the earth, treks across frozen tundra, and discovers a parallel underwater universe where dishonest creatures live. With panic a permanent feature of life in this papier-mâché town, will Horse and his girlfriend ever be alone?
DVD 7619
Panj é asr
DVD 3115
Panny z Wilka The young ladies of Wilko /
After 15 years away, Wiktor returns to Wilko, where he spent an important part of his life, and realizes he has had an impact on the town and its people. His presence in turn forces the young girls of Wilko to evaluate their lives and failures.
DVD 3434
Pan's labyrinth
Set in 1944 Spain, against the backdrop of the anti-Franco guerrilla warfare. When young Ofelia and her mother go to live with her new stepfather on a rural military outpost, she finds herself in a world of unimaginable cruelty. Soon Ofelia finds the creatures of her imagination in which she used to escape have become a reality and she must battle them to save both her mother and herself. In the terrifying battle that ensues, Ofelia soon learns that innocence has a power that evil cannot imagine.
DVD 704
Pantani the accidental death of a cyclist /
One man had no limits. This is the epic story of the rise and fall of Marco Pantani, sporting hero. Less than five years after winning the Tour De France "clean," he was found dead in mysterious circumstances. This is the tragic tale of how a young cyclist became trapped in the organized crime of professional sport gone bad.
DVD 11116
Panther in Africa
Documentary on Pete O'Neal, a Black Panther who fled from the United States in 1969 after he was arrested for transporting a gun across state lines. O'Neal talks about his life in exile in Tanzania and how has adapted his ideals to his adopted country, and reflects on his revolutionary past.
DVD 2547
Pao da shuang deng
Set against the close of the Ching Dynasty at the turn of the century, this tale of forbidden love and loyalty ignites the screen with passion. With no male heirs to run their fireworks factory, the Chai family's beautiful daughter has been groomed for the role of master. Renounced of her femininity, she is clothed like a man and forbidden to marry, a role which she dutifully accepts until a rebellious young artist becomes employed at the factory. He unleashes in her an unbridled passion that challenges her loyalty to her ancestral heritage and threatens the tradition that has bound her.
DVD 707
Paolo Soleri beyond form /
"Genre and ground-breaking architect Paolo Soleri remains relatively unknown outside of architectural circles, but his legacy as an artist, builder and urban theorist is staggering. Narrated by actor-activist Peter Coyote, Aimee Madsen's documentary takes a close look at Soleri's origins and lifelong labor of love--the futuristic city of Arcosanti which Soleri sets in the unforgiving desert outside Phoenix, Arizona. Inspiring a near cult-like following rivaled only by the passionate devotees of the architectural giant Frank Lloyd Wright, Soleri's city continues to grow piece-by-piece long after the death of its creator. Soleri is the most interesting architect you've never heard of. (Herb Stratford)"--Container
DVD 11245
Papa bilong Chimbu
Documentary on Father John Nilles, the great-uncle of the filmmaker, who in 1937 as a young missionary arrived in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. He stayed over the next 54 years, living with the people of Chimbu as a priest, but also as an anthropologist, linguist, politician, and clan leader. Through interviews with those who knew him, the filmmaker reveals the new family Nilles developed, and offers insight into the complexity of cultural exchange.
DVD 8046
Paper
A star-studded cast in a stop-the-presses comedy that brings the fast paced, cutthroat, frequently hilarious world of newspaper journalism vividly to life.
DVD 4401
Paper chase
A moving story of a first-year Harvard Law School student who comes to terms with his dreams in America's most competitive school. Hart finds he must survive much more than the pressures, all-night cramming and insecurities he expected. He becomes fearful of a brilliant professor, who terrorizes some, inspires others and who easily separates the men from the boys.
DVD 2940
Paper clips
Struggling to grasp the concept of 6 million Holocaust victims, the students at Whitwell Middle School in rural Tennessee decide to collect 6 million paper clips to better understand the extent of this crime against humanity. Because Norwegians invented the paper clip and used it as a symbol of solidarity against the Nazis, students started collecting them to help visualize such vast numbers of victims. As word spread online and in the media, paper clips poured in from around the world, 11 million of which are enshrined in an authentic German railcar standing in the schoolyard.
DVD 4154
Paper colony
"From Maine to Florida, Virginia to Missouri, the landscape of the eastern United States was once blanketed with nearly contiguous forest cover...'The Great Forest' is a limited-edition DVD containing three acclaimed documentaries from High Plains Films that collectively illustrate the beauty and grandeur of the eastern forests."
DVD 3328
Paper dolls
After closing the border to Palestinian workers, Israeli authorities enticed foreigners to fill gaps in the job market. Filipinos in various stages of gender transition came as caregivers to elderly, orthodox Jewish men, but are still outsiders.
DVD 8936
Paper dove
The harrowing coming of age story of a young man struggling to survive poverty, corruption, and violence when Shining Path guerrillas sweep through and force the helpless youngster into their ranks.
DVD 9592
Paper moon
A smooth-talking con man and a nine-year-old orphan are up to tricks in depression-era Kansas. Also includes a prologue by Peter Bogdanovich in which he shares insights about being a director and goes behind the scenes of Paper Moon.
DVD 2521
Paper Tiger Television presents: Fenced out
Documentary by the gay youth of color that depicts their struggle to save the Christopher Street "Pier" in New York City from demolition by a government sponsored project to redevelop the pier into a state park. Interviews with the gay youth reveal that the pier is one of the only public places that they feel they can be themselves. A collaboration with New Neutral Zone and FIERCE.
DVD 9384
Paper wedding
Bored with her work and her long term affair with a married man, a professor is persuaded to enter into a marriage of convenience with a Chilean political refugee.
DVD 6057
Paperboy
It takes audiences deep into the backwaters of steamy 1960s South Florida, as investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story. With the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent swamp-dweller Hillary Van Wetter was framed for the murder of a corrupt local sheriff.
DVD 9316
Paperboys
An exploration of paperboys and their place in American Culture. Provides a look at the lives of paperboys and the differences between the "good old days" and the present, focusing on 6 boys in Stillwater, Minnesota. Also includes Mills' short film Deformer (1997) which chronicles top-ranking skateboarder Ed Templeton, his art work, and his life in Huntington Beach, California.
DVD 2680
Papillon
Thrilling adventure of an escape from a French Guiana prison.
DVD 449
Paprika
A revolutionary machine has been built that allows scientists to enter and record a subject's dream. After the machine is stolen, a fearless detective and brilliant therapist join forces to recover the device before it falls into the hands of a "dream terrorist."
DVD 5522
Par-dela les nuages
Four stories of love and illusion are told from the perspective of a wandering film director. First two beautiful young lovers are unable to consummate their passion because the young man prefers impossible perfection. In the second story a women tells her stalker that she murdered her father. In the third story an effort is made to appease a wife and a mistress. The last story tells of a young man infatuated with a woman who is soon to enter a convent.
DVD 2061
Paradine case
In a suspenseful courtroom drama, a beautiful woman is accused of having murdered her husband.
DVD 439
Paradise
Set amidst the Victorian splendor of Britain's first department store, The Paradise is a rags-to-riches story of a young girl who falls in love with the intoxicating charms of the modern world. As Denise finds her feet as a lowly shop girl, she must navigate her way through power struggles, intrigues, and affairs. When the shop's dashing and reckless owner, John Moray, spots her talents, she knows she can use this opportunity to rise to great things.
DVD 12001
Paradise
The series begins a year after the dramatic events that saw Moray declare his love for Denise and lose The Paradise after breaking off his engagement to Katherine. The spurned Katherine has since married Tom Weston with a troubled history. Although she seems to be starting her life anew, her passion for Moray threatens to draw her back into a love triangle, competing with Denise. Moray and Denise, still at the forefront of fashion and innovation, are plotting to regain The Paradise.
DVD 12040
Paradise bent boys will be girls in Samoa /
This is one of the first explorations of the Samoan fa'afafines, boys who are raised as girls, fulfilling a traditional role in Samoan culture. The film shows how in the large Samoan family there may be one or two fa'afafines who are not only accepted but appreciated. Today's fa'afafines are becoming more westernized and look more like drag queens. Several anthropologists comment on the phenomenon. Paradise Bent brings up issues of culture and gender and the complexities of sexual identity -- Container.
DVD 9248
Paradise lost 2 revelations /
Returns to West Memphis, Ark. to re-examine the controversial story of the child murders at Robin Hood Hills, the most notorious murder case in the state's history, revealing startling new evidence and exploring the ironies and ambiguities of a mystery that refuses to go away.
DVD 4669
Paradise lost 3 purgatory /
A further investigation into the arrest of three teenagers convicted of killing three young boys in Arkansas who spent nearly 20 years in prison before being released after new DNA evidence indicated they may be innocent. The final chapter in the documentary trilogy that, after 18 years, released three innocent men from prison and saved one of their lives.
DVD 9581
Paradise lost the child murders at Robin Hood Hills /
Damien Echols is a teen who dresses in all black and listens to heavy metal. He and his two friends are accused of the murder of three little boys, and are instantly condemned by a retribution-hungry public. Now they try to defend themselves against a dubious lack of proof.
DVD 9582
Paradise now
The story of what may be the last 48 hours in the lives of two Palestinian men who have been recruited as suicide bombers. When they are intercepted at the Israeli border, a young woman who discovers their plan causes them to reconsider their actions.
DVD 5061
Paradise (Television program).
Set amidst the Victorian splendor of Britain's first department store, The Paradise is a rags-to-riches story of a young girl who falls in love with the intoxicating charms of the modern world. As Denise finds her feet as a lowly shop girl, she must navigate her way through power struggles, intrigues, and affairs. When the shop's dashing and reckless owner, John Moray, spots her talents, she knows she can use this opportunity to rise to great things.
DVD 12001
Paradise (Television program).
The series begins a year after the dramatic events that saw Moray declare his love for Denise and lose The Paradise after breaking off his engagement to Katherine. The spurned Katherine has since married Tom Weston with a troubled history. Although she seems to be starting her life anew, her passion for Moray threatens to draw her back into a love triangle, competing with Denise. Moray and Denise, still at the forefront of fashion and innovation, are plotting to regain The Paradise.
DVD 12040
Paragraph 175
Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175.
DVD 2417
Paraíso en venta
Documentary film depicting the struggles of local Bocas del Toro residents against land displacement by the escalating development of real estate housing for the growing population of American settlers.
DVD 9383
Paraiso for sale
Documentary film depicting the struggles of local Bocas del Toro residents against land displacement by the escalating development of real estate housing for the growing population of American settlers.
DVD 9383
Parallax view
Warren Beatty is a news reporter who, along with seven others, witnesses the assassination of a political candidate. When the other seven die in "accidents", the newsman begins to doubt the official position: that a lone madman was responsible for the crime.
DVD 522
Parallel lines
In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, Nina Davenport interviews strangers as she journeys across the country, finding that, despite their differences, many Americans dealt with the national trauma by referencing personal loss and longing.
DVD 5212
Paranoid Park
After a young skateboarder accidentally kills a security guard in self-defense with his skateboard at Paranoid Park, he falls into a world of crime, guilt, and fear. He desperately attempts to get out as the investigation into the crime deepens.
DVD 6324
Parapluies de Cherbourg The umbrellas of Cherbourg /
A tender, bittersweet love story, sung throughout in French.
DVD 671
Parasite murders
An experiment by a "mad" doctor to replace dying organs with a parasite goes terribly wrong, infecting the inhabitants of a self-contained apartment complex.
DVD 8678
Parched
Inspirational drama women who are set in the heart of parched rural landscape of Gujarat India.
DVD 12086
Pardon me, but your teeth are in my neck
A spoof of old vampire films finds a young maiden kidnapped by a Jewish vampire and his gay son.
DVD 9595
Parent trap
Hayley Mills stars as two young girls who, while at summer camp, discover that they are long-lost twin sisters, separated shortly after birth. Reunited at last, they launch a coast-to-coast campaign to rekindle romance between their estranged parents.
DVD 2939
Parenthood
The Buckmans are a modern family facing the age-old dilemma of trying to raise children the "right" way.
DVD 2256
Parfait amour!
"Follows the relationship between Frédérique and Christophe. Thirty-seven years-old and twice divorced, Frédérique meets 28 year-old Christophe at a wedding. What starts off as a happy relationship quickly turns tumultuous, as both give in to jealousy and fighting. Ultimately, their relationship goes tragically awry ending in a final crime of passion."--Container.
DVD 1396
Pariah
Alike is a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is a good student at her local high school. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity--sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward.
DVD 8984
Paris
Pierre, a professional dancer with the Moulin Rouge, suffers from a serious heart disease. While he is waiting for a transplant which may (or may not) save his life, he has nothing better to do than look at the people around him, from the balcony of his Paris apartment. When Elise, his sister with three kids and no husband, moves in to his place to care for him, Pierre does not change his new habits. And instead of dancing himself, it is Paris and the Parisians who dance before his eyes. -- IMDB
DVD 7111
Paris 1919 inside the peace talks that changed the world /
"How can you make peace when what you really want is revenge? In the wake of 37 million casualties at the end of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson took his dream of a League of Nations to Paris to seek "peace everlasting," joining over 30 international delegations who descended upon the city fo the most ambitious peace talks in history. Helmed by the Big Four (the United States, France, Great Britain and Italy), the Paris Peace Conference ultimately and ironically sowed the seeds of resentment that led to World War II."--Container.
DVD 7063
Paris belongs to us
The film follows a young literature student who befriends the members of a loose-knit group of twenty-somethings in Paris, united by the apparent suicide of an acquaintance. Suspicious of the death, she investigates to see if conspiracy was involved.
DVD 11679
Paris blues
Two American jazz musicians living in Paris fall in love with two girls on vacation from America. They must decide whether to stay in Paris for their music careers, or move back to America for love.
DVD 10564
Paris in the 19th century the making of a modern city /
DVD 6941
Paris in the nineteenth century
DVD 6941
Paris is burning
A documentary about the young homosexual men of Harlem who originated "voguing" and turned these stylized dance competitions into glittering expressions of fierce personal pride. A story of street-wise urban survival, gay self-affirmation, and the pursuit of a desperate dream.
DVD 3888
Paris, je t'aime
The world's top directors and some of America's top stars create a panoramic portrait of Paris. Find yourself transported by these sexy, romantic, haunting, dramatic, and beautiful stories.
DVD 5242
Paris noir : African Americans in the City of Light
Documentary about the migration of pioneering African Americans to France and the impact both cultures had on each other. Through the use of rare photographs and stock footage, period music, and commentary by leading experts, it weaves stories and themes from World War I, the Jazz Age of the 1920s up to the German occupation of WWII.
DVD 11734
Paris nous appartient
The film follows a young literature student who befriends the members of a loose-knit group of twenty-somethings in Paris, united by the apparent suicide of an acquaintance. Suspicious of the death, she investigates to see if conspiracy was involved.
DVD 11679
Paris, Texas
After having been missing for four years and presumed dead, Travis emerges from the desert near the Texas-Mexico border and collapses at a gas station. His younger brother, Walt, a billboard artist, takes him to Walt's Los Angeles home where Travis' son, Hunter, has lived with Walt and Walt's wife, Anne, since Travis and his wife, Jane, disappeared. Travis reestablishes a relationship with Hunter, finds Jane and brings about a reunion between Jane and Hunter before leaving again.
DVD 3785
Paris, Texas
After having been missing for four years and presumed dead, Travis emerges from the desert near the Texas-Mexico border and collapses at a gas station. His younger brother, Walt, a billboard artist, takes him to Walt's Los Angeles home where Travis' son, Hunter, has lived with Walt and Walt's wife, Anne, since Travis and his wife, Jane, disappeared. Travis reestablishes a relationship with Hunter, finds Jane and brings about a reunion between Jane and Hunter before leaving again. Loosely based on Sam Shepard's Motel Chronicles.
DVD 8828
Paris vu par
Six directors release six vignettes set in different sections of Paris. Includes: Saint-Germain-des-Pres (Douchet); Gare du Nord (Rouch); Rue Saint-Denis (Pollet); Place de l'Etoile (Rhomer); Montparnasse and Levallois (Godard); and La Muette (Chabrol).
DVD 9200
Paris was a woman
Through a combination of still photos, archival film footage, and interview commentary, documents the creative community of French, English and American women, many of whom were lesbians, who gravitated to the Left Bank in Paris during the early part of the 20th century.
DVD 2493
Park avenue money, power and the American dream - why poverty? /
Looks at two very different Park Avenues in New York City to show how the extreme wealth of a few has created inequality for so many Americans.
DVD 10648
Park avenue : money, power and the american dream (Motion picture : 2012)
Looks at two very different Park Avenues in New York City to show how the extreme wealth of a few has created inequality for so many Americans.
DVD 10648
Park City, the Sundance collection
A collection of short films from 1996 and 1997 shown at the Sundance Film festival.
DVD 1244
Parking lot movie
"A brotherhood of eccentric attendants who man a unique parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. From grad students to middle-age slackers, indie-rock musicians to surly philosophers, these overeducated part-timers wax profoundly about car culture and capitalism"--Container.
DVD 8697
Parkland
November 22, 1963 is a day that changed the world forever when beloved American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Parkland is the true story behind that tragic day, told from the vantage point of individuals who are forced to make split-second decisions after this incomprehensible event that will change the world's landscape forever.
DVD 10086
Parson's widow
An aged parson's widow, who has already buried three earlier husbands, asserts her right to marry the new parson in order to keep her home, but Sofren Aldo brings his fiancee Mari to the parish, claiming that she is his sister.
DVD 3098
Part-time work of a domestic slave
Rosewitha Bronski is a woman trying to make her way in a hostile society. She is a wife and mother, a local abortionist, and a factory worker turned union activist. Rosewitha's life is chaotic: her children scream for attention; her demanding husband is unemployed; the factory is in the midst of relocating; and doctors don't pay their referral fees. Her story is told in a cool, episodic style that makes use of voiceover and inserts to comment on her choices.
DVD 7962
Particle fever
"PARTICLE FEVER gives audiences a front row seat to our generation's most significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. The film follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet. 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries join forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. But our heroes confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist? PARTICLE FEVER is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind the tale of this epic experiment."--Container.
DVD 10992
Particlefever
"PARTICLE FEVER gives audiences a front row seat to our generation's most significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. The film follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet. 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries join forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. But our heroes confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist? PARTICLE FEVER is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind the tale of this epic experiment."--Container.
DVD 10992
Parting glances
A homosexual love story set in Manhattan. As Michael's friend Nick is dying of AIDS, his current lover is about to leave for Africa.
DVD 8274
Partnering with God
The prevailing monotheistic religions have been dominated by a top-down approach based upon a paternalistic model. This model is being called into question by some who assert that human beings must step forward to accept greater responsibility for our actions while becoming more attuned to transpersonal creative energies.
DVD 7501
Party
Comedy about a Hollywood bigwig who is giving a party to which every climber in town wants to be invited. By mistake, an accident-prone Indian actor is invited, and the result is hilarious slapstick and a wicked and shrewd insider's view of Tinseltown.
DVD 2049
Party down.
A group of struggling dreamers are stuck working for tips while waiting for their big break. As employees of the L.A. catering company 'Party Down, ' these misfits mingle with guests at everything from sweet sixteen parties to the most lavish Hollywood soirees. Follow these engaging wannabes as they wait on guests while waiting on something better to come along.
DVD 9781
Party down season two /
The catering team consists of a handful of struggling dreamers struck working for tips while struggling to get the life they really want. Each week, life passes before their eyes as they hover around the margins of a different little world (the parties they cater) for a few hours, mingle with its citizens, dabble with their dramas, watch them, judge them, joke about them, envy them, and then move on.
DVD 9800
Party down (Television program).
A group of struggling dreamers are stuck working for tips while waiting for their big break. As employees of the L.A. catering company 'Party Down, ' these misfits mingle with guests at everything from sweet sixteen parties to the most lavish Hollywood soirees. Follow these engaging wannabes as they wait on guests while waiting on something better to come along.
DVD 9781
Party down (Television program).
The catering team consists of a handful of struggling dreamers struck working for tips while struggling to get the life they really want. Each week, life passes before their eyes as they hover around the margins of a different little world (the parties they cater) for a few hours, mingle with its citizens, dabble with their dramas, watch them, judge them, joke about them, envy them, and then move on.
DVD 9800
Pas de pays sans paysans souveraineté alimentaire ou agrobusiness? = The fight for true farming : food autonomy vs. agribusiness /
DVD 4842
Pasión según Berenice The passion according to Berenice /
Berenice, a brooding young widow scarred by the fire that mysteriously took her husband's life, becomes the caretaker of her ailing godmother. There she falls in love with her godmother's handsome doctor and becomes involved in passion and intrigue.
DVD 3070
Pasqualino settebellezze [seven beauties] /
A small-time casanova with no political convictions and fewer brains shoots his sister's pimp to save the family honor. He is caught, tried, sent to an insane asylum, volunteers for the Italian army and ends up in a Nazi concentration camp, where he learns to survive at any cost.
DVD 699
Passados presentes : memória negra no Sul Fluminense = A Present past : Afro-Brazillian memories in Rio de Janiero
"Highlights the strong oral tradition of slave descendants from the former plantations of the Souza Breves family, in the south of the state of Rio de Janeiro. It rescues vivid details about the illegal trade of slaves and the experiences of slaves and freed ancestors. The jongo and oral tradition are part of the cultural and family heritage that became a core aspect of the 'maroon' identity of these communities. Both support broader political struggles against racism and contribute to ensuring collective ownership of land."--Container insert.
DVD 10447
Passage
DVD 7034
Passage to India
While on a trip in 1928 to visit her son, Mrs. Moore, accompanied by her son's fiancee, becomes appalled at the treatment of the Indians by the ruling British government. Later, they befriend a native Indian who, over-stepping the accepted norms of his culture, invites the two ladies on an excursion. In a strange turn of events, he is accused of attempting to rape the young woman.
DVD 1508
Passchendaele
"Set during the height of the First World War ... Sergeant Michael Dunne [is] a soldier who is brutally wounded in France and returns to Calgary emotionally and physically scarred. While in the military hospital in Calgary, he meets Sarah ... a mysterious and attractive nurse with whom he develops a passionate love. When Sarah's younger brother David .. signs up to fight in Europe, Michael feels compelled to return to Europe to protect him. Michael and David, like thousands of Canadians, are sent to fight in the third battle of Ypres, a battle against impossible odds, commonly known as Passchendaele."--Container.
DVD 8711
Passenger
A reporter assumes the identity of a dead man. The more he does this, the further he is from his true identity. When he finds himself in danger, will he be able to become himself once again, or will it be too late?
DVD 4532
Passengers
Two passengers board a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. As Jim and Aurora try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction, only to be threatened by the imminent collapse of the ship and the discovery of the truth behind why they woke up.
DVD 12144
Passing fancy
Set in a crowded city tenement, a story of contrasts depicting an illiterate, lighthearted brewery worker, who is also a single father to a young, educated son. Their relationship is complicated when a woman becomes involved.
DVD 8522
Passing Poston an American story /
Personal stories and moving archival footage tell the untold story of how Japanese internees were used by the US government to help develop a Native American reservation during World War II. The film begins with the opening credits of the US government film Japanese relocation, included on the disc. Disc also includes deleted scenes and filmmaker biography.
DVD 7186
Passing strange
A young man leaves behind his mother and life in a Los Angeles neighborhood and sets out on a journey of self-discovery in Europe during the 1970s in order to find his purpose in life through his music. A theatrical stage production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.
DVD 7623
Passion
"In 19th century Italy, handsome soldier Giorgio is embroiled in a steamy affair with lovely, and married, Clara. Giorgio is transferred from Milan to a remote military outpost, where he comes in contact with the ailing, homely Fosca, his commanding officer's cousin. Fosca falls instantly and deeply in love with Giorgio, who resists her affections. Gradually, she reveals, and Giorgio learns to appreciate, what is truly beautiful about herself"--Container.
DVD 4155
Passion according to Andre
Story of the famed 15th century icon painter who survives the cruelties of medieval Russia and creates works of art.
DVD 911
Passion according to Berenice
Berenice, a brooding young widow scarred by the fire that mysteriously took her husband's life, becomes the caretaker of her ailing godmother. There she falls in love with her godmother's handsome doctor and becomes involved in passion and intrigue.
DVD 3070
Passion and persistence
A motivational video that combines music, quotes, and lighthearted humor to produce an introduction to or reinforcement for school improvement by identifying key components of professional learning communities.
DVD 6296
Passion de Jeanne D'Arc The passion of Joan of Arc /
Dramatization of the life of Joan of Arc centering on her trial and execution.
DVD 38
Passion fish
A handicapped ex-soap opera star and her nurse explore the murkier aspects of men, romance, and family in the Louisiana bayou.
DVD 1245
Passion for justice
Chronicles the life of Ida B. Wells, an early Afro-American journalist and activist who protested lynchings, the treatment of Afro-American soldiers, and other forms of racism and injustice toward black Americans around the turn of the century. Her involvement in the women's suffrage movement is also described.
DVD 12011
Passion of Anna
In this stark drama, Max Von Sydow plays Andreas, a loner who, despite himself, becomes involved with three of his island neighbors: a Machiavellian architect, his formless wife and the beautiful widow Anna (Liv Ullmann), a moralist who sustains herself with illusion. One of Bergman's first films to be photographed in color.
DVD 3633
Passion of Berenice
Berenice, a brooding young widow scarred by the fire that mysteriously took her husband's life, becomes the caretaker of her ailing godmother. There she falls in love with her godmother's handsome doctor and becomes involved in passion and intrigue.
DVD 3070
Passion of Joan of Arc
Dramatization of the life of Joan of Arc centering on her trial and execution.
DVD 38
Passion of the Christ
Concerns the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. In the Garden of Gethsemane near the Mount of Olives, Jesus is betrayed by Judas Iscariot. Jesus is condemned to death for blasphemy and brought before Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea, for sentencing. The roaring crowd demands his death, so Pilate orders his crucifixion. Jesus is severely beaten and made to carry his cross up to Golgotha, the hill outside Jerusalem, where he is nailed to the cross. With his mother looking on, he dies.
DVD 6047
Passionate millionaire
Examines the life of millionaire governor and Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller.
DVD 5718
Passionate politics the life and work of Charlotte Bunch /
"Brings Charlotte [Bunch]'s story to life, from idealistic young civil rights organizer, to lesbian feminist activist to internationally recognized leader. Charlotte's story is told by women from Asia, Africa, South America and the Caribbean who have worked with her to put women's rights on the global human rights agenda. Interwoven throughout the film are excerpts from Charlotte's personal letters that illuminate her determination to create a more just world"--Container.
DVD 9125
Passione
A "musical adventure" that chronicles the world of contemporary Neopolitan music, featuring 23 songs stemming from a wide variation of traditions and context.
DVD 8669
Passions
"This Russian film, directed by Kira Muratova, charts two young women's bittersweet search for passion. Lilia and Violetta enter the world of horse racing for the love of the game, and while there, they meet jockeys who are fascinated with them. What takes precedence -- love or sports? They'll soon find out"--Netfilx.
DVD 3457
Passions just like mine
Passions Just Like Mine is a documentary film telling the story of Latino music fans in the greater Los Angeles area whose lives have been transformed by the words, music, and lifstyle of British pop star Morrissey.
DVD 10481
Pastor, pacifist, Nazi resister
Documentary on the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a young German theologian who was one of the first to openly resist Adolf Hitler. Features photographs, archival footage, and interviews with family members, friends, students, and associates of Bonhoeffer, including the last interview with Bonhoeffer's close friend and histori & an, Eberhard Bethge.
DVD 6960
Pat xo
Features nine documentary films about women in sports, directed by an extraordinarily diverse group of female filmmakers. Executive produced by Jane Rosenthal, these critically-acclaimed films highlight Pat Summitt's remarkable story, Venus Williams' fight for equal pay and the 1999 US Women's World Cup team, among others. An inspirational collection of remarkable and moving films, Nine for IX is certain to appeal to all independent film fans.
DVD 11860
Patagonia rising
Deep in the heart of Chile's Patagonia region flow two of the world's purest rivers, the Baker and Pascua. Fed by vast glacial systems, these untouched rivers drive biodiversity in rainforests, estuaries and marine ecosystems. They are also the life source for Patagonia's most tenacious residents: the Gauchos, the iconic South American cowboys who endure relentless winds and long winters on remote ranches in these river valleys.
DVD 9259
Patagonia se levanta
Deep in the heart of Chile's Patagonia region flow two of the world's purest rivers, the Baker and Pascua. Fed by vast glacial systems, these untouched rivers drive biodiversity in rainforests, estuaries and marine ecosystems. They are also the life source for Patagonia's most tenacious residents: the Gauchos, the iconic South American cowboys who endure relentless winds and long winters on remote ranches in these river valleys.
DVD 9259
Patch Adams
Patch Adams is a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like other doctors. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just about anything to make his patients laugh-- even if it means risking his own career. Based on a true story.
DVD 6277
Patch of blue
Accidentally blinded as a child, 18-year-old Selina D'Arcey falls in love with a gentle and charming man, Gordon Ralfe, whom she meets in a rare visit to a park. Her racist mother declares that because Gordon is black, their relationship cannot continue, forcing Selina to choose between her family and her heart.
DVD 1973
Patch of blue
Selena D'Arcy is accidentally blinded by her prostitute mother, Rose-Ann, at the age of five. For the next 13 years she is confined in the tiny Los Angeles apartment that they share with her grandfather. One afternoon at the local park, Selena meets Gordon Ralfe, an office worker whose kind treatment of her results in her falling in love with him, unaware that he is black. They continue to meet in the park every afternoon and he teaches her how to get along in the city. But when Rose-Ann learns of their relationship, she forbids Selena from having anything more to do with him. Selena continues to meet Gordon despite Rose-Ann's fury.
DVD 6334
Patema inverted
Princess Patema lives in an underground world, but one day tumbles headlong into a void and out into the wide open world above the surface. Age is a student on this surface world when he spies Patema hanging upside-down from a tree. He pulls her down to safety, struggling to keep her earthbound. Together they master the art of navigating competing gravitational forces and set out to discover the secret that keeps their worlds apart.
DVD 10769
Paterson
Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey - they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer. He goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing.
DVD 12156
Path appears
"A unique and essential 4.5-hour documentary series addressing the roots of gender inequality, the devastating impact of poverty and the ripple effects that follow, including: sex trafficking, teen-pregnancy, gender-based violence, child slavery and the effective solutions being forged to combat them. An edge-of-your-seat dramatic encounter which travels across the United States and to Haiti, Colombia and Kenya."--Container.
DVD 10922
Path to Geshe
Explores the world of the Tibetan monastery Sera-Jey in South India, where more than 2500 monks dedicate their lives to the Buddha Dharma.
DVD 8893
Path to war
Beginning after his election to the Presidency, Lyndon Johnson's dreams for "The Great Society" and his vision for civil rights in America were overshadowed by the Vietnam War. Johnson watches the nation react to the deaths of young Americans overseas.
DVD 10842
Pather panchali
A poor Bengali family survives in a village but wider horizons tempt the father. The protection of family members' reputations, the relationship of the family group to an elderly 'aunt', and first confrontations with death contribute to the early development of the boy Apu. His father's dreams prevail over the objections of his mother so that at the end of the film the family moves to the big city of Benares. Apu's experiences are followed in the second film of the trilogy: Aparajito" and his growth to early manhood in the final film "Apur Sansar".
DVD 2724
Pathera pān̐cālī Song of the little road /
A poor Bengali family survives in a village but wider horizons tempt the father. The protection of family members' reputations, the relationship of the family group to an elderly 'aunt', and first confrontations with death contribute to the early development of the boy Apu. His father's dreams prevail over the objections of his mother so that at the end of the film the family moves to the big city of Benares. Apu's experiences are followed in the second film of the trilogy: Aparajito" and his growth to early manhood in the final film "Apur Sansar".
DVD 2724
Pathology of privilege: racism, white denial & the costs of inequality.
"In this spellbinding lecture, Tim Wise ... offers a unique, inside-out view of race and racism in America. Expertly overcoming the defensiveness that often surrounds these issues, Wise provides a non-confrontational explanation of white privilege and the damage it does not only to people of color, but to white people as well. This is an invaluable classroom resource: an ideal introduction to the social construction of racial identities, and a critical new tool for exploring the often invoked - but seldom explained - concept of white privilege."--Container.
DVD 5671
Paths of glory
During World War I on the French front, a regiment of soldiers are set up for suicide missions and are generally manipulated in ways that show no regard for their lives.
DVD 450
Patience stone
Adapted from the best-selling novel by Atiq Rahimi. It tells a story of a young woman watching over her older husband, in a country torn apart by war.
DVD 10319
Patricio Guzmán's The battle of Chile + Chile, obstinate memory
La batalla de Chile : "On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende's democratically-elected Chilean government was overthrown in a bloody coup by General Augusto Pinochet's army. Patricio Guzmán and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing of the Presidential Palace, during which Allende died, would now become the ending for Guzmán's seminal documentary ... [a] chronicle of that country's open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it."--Container. Chile, obstinate memory: "Long banned in Chile after Pinochet's coup, only in 1997 could Guzmán return to show The Battle of Chile there for the first time. [This film] is the ... record of that homecoming," and acts as a conclusion to the documentary. -- From container.
DVD 8262
Patriot
A hero of the French and Indian conflict, Benjamin Martin had renounced fighting forever to raise his family in peace. However, when British troops arrive at his South Carolina home and endanger his family, he takes up arms alongside his idealistic patriot son, Gabriel.
DVD 10225
Patriot Act
The USA PATRIOT ACT, designed to defend America from terrorists, is now under fire from both the left and the right. The law is discussed with representatives of the U.S. Dept. of Justice, the ACLU, and others.
DVD 2744
Patriot act
A Patriot act is a chilling indictment of the stealth movement within the Bush administration to subvert the US Constitution and replace American democray with religious values.
DVD 3356
Patriot Act and libraries
Discussion on the USA Patriot Act and Libraries. Peter Chase, Library Connection, Board of Directors President & George Christian, Library Connection, Executive Director talked about their experience in challenging a Federal Bureau of Investigation demand for library patron records. This program, titled "Gagged by the Government--Two Librarians Tell How They Resisted the USA PATRIOT Act," was the Vermont Library Association's biannual John Swan Intellectual Freedom Lecture.
DVD 4735
Patriot Act under fire
The USA PATRIOT ACT, designed to defend America from terrorists, is now under fire from both the left and the right. The law is discussed with representatives of the U.S. Dept. of Justice, the ACLU, and others.
DVD 2744
Patriot games
His days as an intelligence agent behind him, former CIA analyst Jack Ryan has traveled to London to vacation with his wife and daughter. Meeting them outside Buckingham Palace, Ryan is caught in the middle of a terrorist attack on a member of the Royal Family. But Ryan's courageous act marks him as a target in the sights of the terrorists.
DVD 1713
Patriot (Motion picture : 2000)
A hero of the French and Indian conflict, Benjamin Martin had renounced fighting forever to raise his family in peace. However, when British troops arrive at his South Carolina home and endanger his family, he takes up arms alongside his idealistic patriot son, Gabriel.
DVD 10225
Patriots Day
The story of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath.
DVD 12154
Patron saints
"Bold and unremitting in its depiction of the elderly, The Patron Saints eschews our hyper-individualistic culture obsessed with youth. Taking a head-on approach, husband-and-wife duo Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky peer with fly-on-the-wall access into the beige, featureless corridors of a nursing home, presenting an uneasy yet impactful 'portrait of fading bodies and minds.'"--Container.
DVD 11044
Patru luni, trei saptamâni si doi zile
Two college roommates have 24 hours to make the ultimate choice as they finalize arrangements for a black market abortion.
DVD 5841
Patsy
When a top comedian is killed in a plane crash, his sycophants try to groom a bellhop into taking his place.
DVD 8367
Patton
Story of General Patton in World War II whose military brilliance was balanced by his inability to deal with the social and political aspects of war, causing him difficulties in his dealings with the War Department.
DVD 451
Patton, (History vs. Hollywood)
DVD 4108
Paul Ehrlich and the population bomb
Based on Erlich's best-selling book, The Population Bomb, the program features compelling archival footage from around the world, as well as interviews with Ehrlich, his colleagues, and his critics.
DVD 6886
Paul Goodman changed my life
This film immerses you in a era of high intellect when New York was peaking culturally and artistically; when ideas, and the people who propounded them, seemed to punch in at a higher weight class than they do now. Using a treasure trove of archival multimedia -- director/producer Jonathan Lee and producer/editor Kimberly Reed have woven together a rich portrait of an intellectual heavyweight whose ideas are long overdue for rediscovery.
DVD 9242
Paul Robeson collection
In Song of freedom, a successful concert singer discovers he is the descendant of a West African queen whose tribe is now in need of a leader. In Big fella, Joe, a dockworker in Marseilles, finds a missing boy and takes him to stay with a local cafe singer, Miranda, where they both become surrogate parents to the child.
DVD 1650
Paul Robeson here I stand /
Presents the life and achievements of Paul Robeson, an athlete, singer, scholar and champion of the rights of the poor, disenfranchised and people of color.
DVD 624
Paul Robeson : portraits of the artist.
A collection of feature films that starred Paul Robeson, plus one short documentary narrated by Sidney Poitier. "All-American athlete, scholar, renowned baritone, stage actor, and social activist, Paul Robeson...the son of an escaped slave, managed to become a top-billed movie star during the time of Jim Crow America...his film legacy lives on and continues to speak eloquently of the long and difficult journey of a courageous and outspoken African-American."--Container.
DVD 6633
Paul Taylor, dancemaker
Documentary on Paul Taylor and his dance creations. Also includes full performances of Paul Taylor in Aureole (1962) and Scudorama (1963), Paul Taylor's and troupe members' biographies, and Taylor's notes on the inspirations behind his dances.
DVD 4156
Paul Verhoeven collection
DVD 2455
Pawn sacrifice
In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. It chronicles Fischer's terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.
DVD 11404
Pawnbroker
A long time ago, Sol Nazerman was a professor. He had a wife, children. Then the Germans came. Sol survived the concentration camp, his family did not. Now, as the pawnbroker in a shop owned by a racketeer, he grows increasingly bitter and callous, withdrawing still further from the world around him. His eager assistant Jesus looks to him as both a teacher and a father figure, but Sol eschews involvement or compassion. This detachment leads to a tragedy, which awakens Sol's humanity, wherein he can finally acknowledge his burden of grief and guilt.
DVD 8270
Pay it forward
When a young man starts "paying it forward" for a social studies project, unusual things happen in this bittersweet and uplifting tale.
DVD 1896
Payback
Fascinating look at debt as a mental construct and traces how it influences relationships, societies and governing structures.
DVD 9294
Payday
Maury Dann, a country singer on tour, liberally indulges in drugs, alcohol, and sexual relations with willing women. But when the angry boyfriend of a woman with whom he's had a liaison spots Maury, suddenly he has a big problem.
DVD 9578
Pays des sourds = In the land of the deaf
A documentary that takes the viewer into the land of the deaf, a world of silence inhabited by an estimated 130 million people worldwide. The filmmaker portrays the difficulties and joys of being deaf, offering portraits of a charismatic sign language teacher, a woman forced into a mental ward as a teen, a young man who remembers the first horrifying experience of using a hearing aid, and a deaf couple's marriage.
DVD 6845
Peace patriots
"An intimate portrait of American dissenters reflecting on their personal participation as engaged citizens in a time of war. Filmmaker Robbie Leppzer chronicles the story of people living in one area of New England--the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts--who oppose the U.S. invasion and on-going military occupation of Iraq."--Container.
DVD 6956
Peace, propaganda and the promised land
Exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites - working in combination with Israeli public relations strategies - exercise a powerful influence over news reporting about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
DVD 2758
Peace, propaganda & the promised land U.S. media & the Israeli-Palestinian conflict /
Exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites - working in combination with Israeli public relations strategies - exercise a powerful influence over news reporting about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
DVD 2758
Peaceful warrior
A talented college gymnast with Olympic dreams is changed when he meets a mysterious stranger named Socrates who holds the power to tap into new worlds of strength and understanding. The gymnast suffers a serious injury, but with the help of Socrates and an elusive young woman, he discovers that he has much to learn and even more to leave behind before he can become a peaceful warrior and find his destiny.
DVD 9753
Peacemaker
When a nuclear bomb goes missing in the former Soviet Union, a diplomat and a Special Forces Colonel join forces to avert disaster.
DVD 9878
Peak oil & the coming global crisis
"[This film] explores the inextricable link between the energy we use, the way we run our economy, and the multiplying threats that now confront the environmental health and stability of our planet. Taking as its starting point the inevitable energy depletion scenario known as "Peak Oil," the film surveys a fascinating range of the latest intellectual, political, and scientific thought to make the case that by whatever means of greed, wishful thinking, neglect, or ignorance, we now find ourselves at a disturbing crossroads: we can continue to burn fossil fuels and witness the collapse of our ecology, or we can choose not to and witness the collapse of our economy." -- Container.
DVD 4508
Peak oil challenges and opportunities at the end of cheap oil /
Richard Heinberg is author of The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies, and Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Postcarbon World, books widely credited with alerting America to the imminence of fossil fuel peaking and the implications energy shortages will have for economies, governments, and lifestyles. In additon to lecturing widely and authoring numerous articles on resource depletion and cultural ecology, Heinberg has been featured on National Public Radio and Television and in the award-winning film The End of Suburbia.
DVD 4726
Pearl button
Documentary that masterfully explores the significance of water in Chile's vast history and culture, examining the indigenous tribes of the western Patagonian waterways and the tragic journey of Jemmy Button, who in 1830 was bought by the English navy for the price of a mother of pearl button.
DVD 11625
Pearl Harbor
"Pearl Harbor : America's darkest day" (2001) goes through various points in question regarding the December 7th, 1941 attack, such as: why were American troops caught completely off-guard?, and did President Roosevelt know the attack was coming? Also, shows actual Japanese footage of the events leading up to the brutal attack. "December 7th" (1943) is Hollywood's reconstruction of the events at Pearl Harbor on the day of the Japanese attack. Historically, the film is accurate in every detail. "Kamikaze" (1961) documents through Allied and Japanese newsreel film, the war in the Pacific from the attack on Pearl Harbor to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Includes more Japanese footage from their home front. "Kill That Zero" includes actual cockpit dogfight footage, Japanese footage of aviators in training and the Zero under construction.
DVD 1605
Pearls of the crown
Tells the story of seven pearls; four which made it to England and were incorporated into the crown, and three that went missing along the way.
DVD 761
Peau douce
A successful publisher who often travels on business has his first extramarital affair.
DVD 673
Peck on the cheek
A little girl's search for her biological mother takes the family to strife-torn Sri Lanka.
DVD 9376
Pecker
Pecker tells the story of a goofy 18-year-old who works in a Baltimore sandwich shop and takes photos of his loving but peculiar family and friends on the side. Pecker, so named for his childhood habit of "pecking" at his food, stumbles into fame when his work is "discovered" by a savvy New York art dealer.
DVD 1246
Peculiarities of the national fishing
The comedic adventures of two Russian friends who get lost while on their way to go fishing only to end up in Finland.
DVD 3612
Pedal-driven a bikeumentary /
"Pedal-Driven delves into the escalating conflict between mountain bikers hungry to ride and the federal land managers charged with protecting the public lands that belong to us all. Is there room for mountain bikers in the American landscape?"--Container.
DVD 9668
Pedro E. Guerrero a photographer's journey /
Discover the remarkable life and work of Pedro E. Guerrero, a Mexican American, born and raised in segregated Mesa, Arizona. Explore his collaborations with three of the most iconic American artists of the 20th century: architect Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson. Guerrero became one of the most sought-after photographers of the 'Mad Men' era, yet his poignant story is largely unknown.
DVD 11523
Peep culture
A documetary examining reality television and social media, and the issues surrounding privacy and self-exposure today. Pop culture writer Hal Niedzviecki looks into reality TV and social online media in an effort to understand how human communication, friendship and social connection are changing.
DVD 8900
Peeping Tom
A study of a voyeuristic maniac who kills women while filming them with his 16mm camera.
DVD 452
Peggy Sue got married
Peggy Sue, a mother of two who runs her own business & is coping with an impending divorce, attends her 25th high school reunion, where a freak mishap sends her decades back in time, giving her the power to create an entirely different future for herself.
DVD 1739
Pelada
The story of two former collegiate soccer stars, Luke Boughen and Gwendolyn Oxenham, who did not make it to professional soccer, but instead, chased pick-up games all over the world. "Pick-up", as it is known in the United States, is called "pelada" in Brazil--the latter term chosen to title this documentary.
DVD 8465
Pelican brief
Two Supreme Court Justices have been murdered. A lone law student turns her suspicions about the deaths into a speculative brief that sends shock waves into the highest levels of government. She finds herself embroiled in a terrifying web of intrigue extending to the highest levels of government. She writes a speculative legal brief exposing the activities of a powerful oil magnate. With the help of Gray Grantham, an investigative reporter, they suspect a good friend of the president is trying to manipulate the outcome of a trial that is now before the Supreme Court.
DVD 7719
Pelle erobreren Pelle the conqueror /
A boat filled with Swedish immigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm at the end of the 19th Century. Lasse and his son Pelle find work on a farm, but are treated very poorly. Pelle is determined to make a better life.
DVD 4214
Pelle the conqueror
A boat filled with Swedish immigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm at the end of the 19th Century. Lasse and his son Pelle find work on a farm, but are treated very poorly. Pelle is determined to make a better life.
DVD 4214
Pelléas et Mélisande
Tragic story of Golaud, his marriage to the long-haired Mélisande, her subsequent love for Pélleas, and their deaths.
DVD 3304
Pelo malo Bad hair /
A nine-year-old boy's preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother.
DVD 11002
Pennies from heaven
Dennis Potter's masterpiece mini-series follows the adventures, mishaps, and yearnings of a traveling song sheet peddler on a tight commission as he tries to make dreams fit the promises of the lyrics he carries.
DVD 6009
Pennies from heaven
In Depression era Chicago, a salesman is having trouble convincing unwilling music store owners to buy his sheet music.
DVD 6010
Penny dreadful
An erotically charged, profoundly unsettling new saga that completely reinvents literature's most iconic and terrifying characters. Dorian Gray, Victor Frankenstein, and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul, even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations.
DVD 12194
Penny dreadful
Vanessa Ives and Ethan Chandler are forming a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm, Dr. Frankenstein, and Sembene, unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray, the Creature and Brona are all waging battles of their own.
DVD 12195
Penny Dreadful
Vanessa Ives accepting her demons could exact a terrible cost and plunge the world into darkness, while Ethan Chandler, Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, Sir Malcolm, the Creature, and Lily must each face their own monstrous selves.
DVD 12196
Penny dreadful (Television program).
Vanessa Ives accepting her demons could exact a terrible cost and plunge the world into darkness, while Ethan Chandler, Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, Sir Malcolm, the Creature, and Lily must each face their own monstrous selves.
DVD 12196
Penny serenade
A young couple experience a series of misfortunes, which puts a strain on their marriage.
DVD 453
People like us social class in America /
Using interviews with people from across the country and from diverse socioeconomic groups, examines how social class in America has as much influence as race or ethnicity in determining what kind of opportunities a person has in life.
DVD 5981
People of a feather
"Featuring groundbreaking footage from seven winters in the Arctic, People of a Feather takes you through time into the world of Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay. Connecting past present and future is a unique cultural relationship with the eider duck. Eider down, the warmest feather in the world, allows both Inuit and bird to survive harsh Arctic winters. Recreations of traditional life are juxtaposed with modern life in Sanikiluaq, as both people and eiders face the challenges posed by changing sea ice and ocean currents disrupted by the massive hydroelectric dams powering eastern North America. The eyes of a remote subsistence culture challenge the world to find energy solutions that work with the seasons of our hydrological cycle."--Container.
DVD 9461
People of the wind
A documentary in which the Babadi, a nomadic tribe belonging to the Bakhtiaries of Iran, annually migrate across the Zagros Mountains from winter to summer pasture with their herds of sheep. The people are led by Jafar Qoli, the Kalanter (chief) of the Babadi groups who assumes responsibility for the trek.
DVD 3558
People on Sunday: a film without actors
Erwin drives taxi #1A 10088. Brigitte is a salesperson in a music store. Wolfgang has been many things, but is now a traveling wine salesman. Christl is a film extra. Annie is a fashion model. Berlin. One Satuday. One Sunday. On their day off in Weimar-era Berlin, four of these five spend the day by the Nikolassee lakeside. Amidst flirtation, they play records, swim, picnic and walk in the forest, enjoying a respite from city life, and the everyday grind that they cannot escape. In a manner prefiguring the Italian Neorealists, these non-actors play versions of themselves in loosely outlined scenarios. The sense of what an ordinary day might have been like in this particular place and time is enchantingly captured in this bit of cinematic amber.
DVD 8566
People speak
A look at social change throughout history, as seen through the music, poetry, speeches, and manifestos of rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past - and present - including Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Bob Dylan, Langston Hughes, Chief Joseph, Muhammad Ali, along with unknown veterans, union workers, abolitionists, and many others never featured in high school textbooks. Celebrates the extraordinary possibilities for creating social change that ordinary people have realized throughout the course of our nation's rich but often ignored history of dissent and protest.
DVD 7167
People versus Larry Flynt
Based on the true story of the notorius Hustler publisher who was sued by the Religious Right and paralyzed by a fanatic's bullet. Chronicles Flynt's raunchy business savvy, his wildly unconventional marriage and his infamous courtroom antics.
DVD 455
People versus Paul Crump
Paul Crump, who robbed the Chicago stockyards on March 20, 1953, with four other black men, shot one guard to death. He was sentenced to die in the electric chair. William Friedkin met Crump in the Cook County Jail. Friedkin was impressed by the "model prisoner", Crump. Friedkin produced this documentary as an impassionate plea for Crump's return to society.
DVD 10490
People vs. Larry Flynt
Based on the true story of the notorius Hustler publisher who was sued by the Religious Right and paralyzed by a fanatic's bullet. Chronicles Flynt's raunchy business savvy, his wildly unconventional marriage and his infamous courtroom antics.
DVD 455
People vs. Paul Crump
Paul Crump, who robbed the Chicago stockyards on March 20, 1953, with four other black men, shot one guard to death. He was sentenced to die in the electric chair. William Friedkin met Crump in the Cook County Jail. Friedkin was impressed by the "model prisoner", Crump. Friedkin produced this documentary as an impassionate plea for Crump's return to society.
DVD 10490
People's Republic of capitalism
Join Ted Koppel and his team of producers as they take an in-depth look at modern-day China in Koppel: The People's Republic of Capitalism. In the wake of the catastrophic earthquake in Sichuan province and on the eve of the Beijing Olympics, this comprehensive two-disc, four-part series explores America's economic relationship with China as well as capitalism's effect on the Chinese people.
DVD 8376
Pépé le Moko
The notorious Pépé le Moko is a wanted man--women long for him, rivals hope to destroy him and the law is breathing down his neck at every turn. On the lam in the Casbah of Algiers, Pépé is safe from the police until a Parisian playgirl compels him to risk his life and leave its confines once and for all.
DVD 2207
Peppermint candy
In the spring of 1999 a distraught and incoherent middle-aged man, Kim Yong-ho, dressed in a tailored business suit, lies along the side of a railroad bridge that overlooks an open field by a lake. Nearby, a loose knit group of friends called the Bong-woo Club, which formed 20 years earlier at the same site during a social gathering of factory employees, are holding their reunion. Yong-ho stumbles into the picnic and is immediately recognized by members of the group as a fellow factory worker. Unable to disconnect himself from his desperate, unarticulated anguish and join in the amusement of his former colleagues, the inconsolable Yong-ho climbs to the railroad tracks and throws himself in front of a passing train, shouting "I am going back." The film then proceeds in reverse chronology through the past 20 years of Yong-ho's life -- from his family's estrangement, financial bankruptcy, traumatic law enforcement career during the 1987 student demonstrations for democratic reform, military service during the crackdown of martial law protestors that led to the tragedy of the 1980 Kwangju massacre, and the loss of his first love, Sun-Nim.
DVD 4802
Percy Adlon's Bagdad Cafe
An off-beat comedy about a greasy spoon and a rusty gas pump in the Mojave desert, and mismatched characters who find paradise off the beaten track.
DVD 4429
Percy Jackson & the Olympians
Percy Jackson is no ordinary teenager, he's the son of Poseidon and is accused of stealing Zeus' lightning bolt, the most powerful weapon ever created! With storm clouds brewing, Percy embarks on an incredible cross-country journey to prove his innocence, recover the bolt, and prevent a war among the gods that could destroy our world!
DVD 11876
Percy Jackson and the Olympians : the lightning thief
Percy Jackson is no ordinary teenager, he's the son of Poseidon and is accused of stealing Zeus' lightning bolt, the most powerful weapon ever created! With storm clouds brewing, Percy embarks on an incredible cross-country journey to prove his innocence, recover the bolt, and prevent a war among the gods that could destroy our world!
DVD 11876
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: the lightning thief (Motion picture)
Percy Jackson is no ordinary teenager, he's the son of Poseidon and is accused of stealing Zeus' lightning bolt, the most powerful weapon ever created! With storm clouds brewing, Percy embarks on an incredible cross-country journey to prove his innocence, recover the bolt, and prevent a war among the gods that could destroy our world!
DVD 11876
Percy Marks' "The plastic age"
DVD 1159
Pere de mes enfants The father of my children /
Gregoire, a Parisian film producer, has it all, a beautiful wife, three adorable daughters, wealth and a buzzing career. On the surface he seems invincible, maintaining humor and charm as he tirelessly juggles the demands of his production company with his family's needs. But when Gregoire's reserves, both financial and emotional, reach a dramatic breaking point, his family's love and resilience is tested and their world is forever changed.
DVD 8049
Peretz Hirshbein's Green fields
An ascetic young Hasidic scholar leaves his studies to search the Lithuanian countryside for common people and a meaningful existence close to the land.
DVD 9545
Peretz Hirshbein's Grine felder
An ascetic young Hasidic scholar leaves his studies to search the Lithuanian countryside for common people and a meaningful existence close to the land.
DVD 9545
Peretzniks
The story of a Jewish school in Lodz, Poland shut down following the communist antisemitic campaign in 1968.
DVD 10580
Perfect candidate
In 1994 former Marine Oliver North ran for the U.S. Senate against Charles Robb. This video documents the race.
DVD 6967
Perfect couple
The perfect couple meets through a video dating service. Their romance is hampered by the overprotective family of the man and the close-knit rock group to which the girl belongs, but persistence wins.
DVD 4364
Perfect crime
"Rafael is at the top of the heap at the department store where the ladies department is his own small kingdom. A hit with customers and coworkers alike, the suave Rafael is able to sell anything to anyone, and seems a shoe-in for store manager. Rafael is beaten out by rival Don Antonio. When Don Antonio mysteriously disappears, Rafael is the most likely suspect, and one person knows the secret that could bring him down."--Container.
DVD 7840
Perfect life growing up in urban America /
"Takes a hard look at the challenges of growing up in America's inner cities. In 1992, filmmaker Sam Lee moved from England to teach second grade at a unique school in Harlem (The Children's Storefront) aimed at helping disadvantaged youth. Ten years later, she decided to revisit her former students, now seniors in high school, and find out what had become of their dreams, their families, and their lives. With candor and eloquence, each student discusses their personal challenges from living with no parental support, emotional issues, grinding poverty and lack of opportunities" -- Container.
DVD 5368
Perfect love
"Follows the relationship between Frédérique and Christophe. Thirty-seven years-old and twice divorced, Frédérique meets 28 year-old Christophe at a wedding. What starts off as a happy relationship quickly turns tumultuous, as both give in to jealousy and fighting. Ultimately, their relationship goes tragically awry ending in a final crime of passion."--Container.
DVD 1396
Perfect man
Ayant accédé à la gloire littéraire en s'appropriant frauduleusement le journal d'un vétéran de l'Algérie décédé, un écrivain raté pose des gestes extrêmes pour préserver son secret. [Médiafilm]. Mathieu Vasseur is a struggling writer, who, in his job with a moving company, finds the manuscript memoir of a deceased veteran of the Algerian War. Realizing that the work is a masterpiece, he passes it off as his own. Fame, fortune and love come his way, but he soon learns that his lies come with a price.
DVD 11524
Perfect spy
Magnus Pym, British double agent and master of deception, in seven gripping episodes filmed on location around the world.
DVD 10296
Perfect storm
The sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail and crews attempting to rescue her struggle against a powerful North Atlantic storm.
DVD 8781
Perfect world
A prison escapee on the run with a young hostage is chased by a Texas Ranger.
DVD 7824
Performance
Follow a gangster with a talent for violence and intimidation, on the run and looking for a place to hide. He ends up hiding out with a reclusive rock superstar. It all leads up to a shocking final performance for the rock star.
DVD 4796
Performance of Macbeth
When a trio of witches prophesy Macbeth's ascension to the throne, Lady Macbeth pushes her husband into a murderous spree. But once crowned king of Scotland, Macbeth sees ghastly visions, fueled by guilt and a new prophecy, that ensure his ultimate downfall.
DVD 5855
Performing arts.
Actors preparing for a performance of the Lu Opera, a local variant of Peking opera are shown, along with acrobats' training school and the Shandong style of wushu (martial arts).
DVD 7689
Performing arts in China.
Actors preparing for a performance of the Lu Opera, a local variant of Peking opera are shown, along with acrobats' training school and the Shandong style of wushu (martial arts).
DVD 7689
Performing the Passion J.S. Bach and the Gospel according to John /
Features selections from a contemporary performance of the 1725 version of J.S. Bach's St. John Passion, concluding with Jacob Handl's Ecce quomodo. Includes commentary from scholars and performers who discuss the nature of this rendition and the highly dramatic character of the work.
DVD 2428
Perfume the story of a murderer /
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born under his mother's table at the fish market, onto a pile of muddy fish guts, establishing from the beginning his repulsion for putrid scents. A childhood of neglect and, later, a job at a tannery, encourage Jean-Baptiste to develop his olfactory sense rather than his verbal skills. An opportunity to prove his worth to Parisian perfumist Giuseppe Baldini results in his immediate hire into a promising new career. His successes in perfume mixing are negated by a blinding obsession for capturing the sublime beauty of the human soul, which in his twisted logic requires the killing of young women to reduce their body fats to essential oils for the ultimate perfume.
DVD 5579
Perfumed nightmare
A semi-autobiographical fable about a Philippino named Kidlat Tahimik and his awakening to, and reaction against American cultural colonialism.
DVD 10196
Peril in infancy
A report on the effects on infants of prolonged separation from the mother, or mother substitute, during the first year of life showing the development of reversible depressive behavior patterns of psychotic symptoms.
DVD 9308
Perilous fight America's World War II in color /
"This DVD brings America's wartime experience, on the battlefield and at home, vividly and intimately to life. The series combines original color film footage with compelling passages from diaries and letters written by people who were part of an unforgettable period of history."
DVD 2640
Perils of Pauline
An heiress postpones her marriage to embark on a series of adventures. Unfortunately, her dead stepfather has placed her under the guardianship of a man who wants to kill her for her money and tries to make each of her adventures her last.
DVD 6026
Period : the end of menstruation?
"This timely and necessary documentary interviews physicians, health practitioners, cultural critics, and a variety of women from around the country who fall on both sides of the menstrual suppression debate: from those who maintain that technology should make menstruation virtually obsolete to those who see menstruation as defining the essence of being female"--Container.
DVD 12164
Peripheral Produce all time greatest hits
Experimental, abstract and underground short videos made in the 1990s.
DVD 3451
Perks of being a wallflower
A high school freshman, always watching from the sidelines, is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
DVD 9534
Perles de la couronne The pearls of the crown /
Tells the story of seven pearls; four which made it to England and were incorporated into the crown, and three that went missing along the way.
DVD 761
Permanent revolution
"The anger and outrage captured by graphic artists have defined revolutions through the centuries. Printmakers have depicted the human condition in all its glories and struggles so powerfully that perceptions, attitudes and politics have been dramatically influenced ... three contemporary artists and a master printer explore how social reality and protest are conveyed in art"--Container.
DVD 9682
Pernicky na dne
Five short films by Czech new wave directors, each based on a Bohumil Hrabal story.
DVD 2806
Pernicky na dne = Pearls of the deep.
Five short films by Czech new wave directors, each based on a Bohumil Hrabal story.
DVD 2806
Perrier's bounty
Lazy would-be thief Michael owes local gangster Perrier more money than he can pay. When a burglary to raise funds goes awry, Michael's lovesick suicidal neighbor kills one of the goons who come to collect and he is forced to go on the run. Dragging along his neighbor, not to mention his foul-mouthed, death-obsessed father, Michael has to stay one step ahead of the crime world while keeping his dad one step ahead of the Grim Reaper.
DVD 7749
Perry Mason.
"In every episode, defense attorney Mason matches wits with his courtroom adversary D.A. Hamilton Burger. Every time, Mason--aided by devoted secretary Della Street and loyal private eye Paul Drake--uncovers evidence that clears his client of murder."
DVD 5463
Perry Mason.
See Perry Mason dig deeper for the facts, find ways of making people confess, and win harder cases then any other attorney, with the help of his secretary and a private investigator.
DVD 6639
Persecution and assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as performed by the inmates of the asylum at Charenton under the direction of the Marquis de Sade
The infamous Marquis de Sade, confined to an asylum, directs the other inmates in a re-enactment of the bloody assassination of French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat.
DVD 1815
Persepolis
In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family. Their long dream is realized when the hated Shah is defeated in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, Marji grows up to witness first hand how the new Iran has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study. This change proves an equally difficult trial for Marji and finds herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and her homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs.
DVD 5317
Persepolis (Motion picture)
In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family. Their long dream is realized when the hated Shah is defeated in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, Marji grows up to witness first hand how the new Iran has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study. This change proves an equally difficult trial for Marji and finds herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and her homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs.
DVD 5317
Persona
A famous actress is stricken with psychosomatic dumbness and is placed under a nurse's care in an isolated house, where the two gradually assume each other's personalities.
DVD 3630
Personal history, adventures, experience & observations of David Copperfield the younger
David Copperfield enjoys an idyllic life with his gentle, widowed mother and his loving nurse, Peggotty. Then tragedy strikes when Mr. Murdstone weds David's mother and drives her to an early grave. Despised by his stepfather, the boy is forced to live in misery and poverty until he runs away to throw himself upon the mercy of his eccentric aunt. Charles Dickens's classic tale of growing up.
DVD 7161
Personal journey through black identity
American culture has stereotyped black Americans for centuries. Equally devastating, the late Marlon Riggs argued, have been the definitions of "blackness" African Americans impose upon one another which contain and reduce the black experience. In this film, Riggs meets a cross-section of African Americans grappling with the paradox of numerous, often contradictory definitions of blackness. He shows many who have felt uncomfortable and even silenced within the race because their complexion, class, sexuality, gender or speech has rendered them "not black enough," or conversely, "too black."
DVD 8988
Personal journey with Martin Scorsese through American movies
Featuring a wealth of extracts from famous and infamous American movies, Scorsese offers a provocative multifaceted portrait of Hollywood film directors as he charts a comprehensive course through the rich history of the American cinema.
DVD 1848
Personal velocity
Three stories of women on their way to life-changing crossroads. One is a battered wife fleeing her husband, one is a young woman dealing with feelings of infidelity and the third is a pregnant woman trapped in a relationship she doesn't want.
DVD 1951
Personal velocity : three portraits
Three stories of women on their way to life-changing crossroads. One is a battered wife fleeing her husband, one is a young woman dealing with feelings of infidelity and the third is a pregnant woman trapped in a relationship she doesn't want.
DVD 1951
Persuaders
Examines the "persuasion industries" of advertising and public relations. Shows how marketers have developed new ways of integrating their message into the fabric of our lives. Explores how the culture of marketing has come to shape the way Americans understand the world and themselves and how the techniques of the persuasion industries have migrated to politics.
DVD 4784
Persuasion
Anne Elliot will do anything to get Captain Wentworth now that he is interested in Louisa Musgrove.
DVD 1469
Peruvian knitted hats
"This film shows men and women knitting hats in the villages of Accha Alta, Chinchero, Pitumarca and Chahuaytiri in the Cusco area and on the islands of Amantini and Taquile on Lake Titicaca."--Case-slip.
DVD 8870
Pervert's guide to cinema
"A film about cinema itself, with close readings of some of the most intriguing and celebrated films in cinema history. Serving as guide is the charismatic Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj Žižek, who delves into the hidden language of cinema, uncovering what movies can tell us about ourselves. Structured in three parts, the Pervert's Guide To Cinema offers an introduction to Žižek's ideas on fantasy, reality, sexuality, subjectivity, form and desire. In a striking visual leap, director Sophie Fiennes immerses Žižek into the scenes he discusses. Whether he is unraveling the films of David Lynch, or overturning everything you thought you knew about Hitchcock, Žižek illuminates the screen with his passion, intellect and unfailing sense of humour"--Container.
DVD 6565
Pervert's guide to cinema : parts 1, 2, 3
"A film about cinema itself, with close readings of some of the most intriguing and celebrated films in cinema history. Serving as guide is the charismatic Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj Žižek, who delves into the hidden language of cinema, uncovering what movies can tell us about ourselves. Structured in three parts, the Pervert's Guide To Cinema offers an introduction to Žižek's ideas on fantasy, reality, sexuality, subjectivity, form and desire. In a striking visual leap, director Sophie Fiennes immerses Žižek into the scenes he discusses. Whether he is unraveling the films of David Lynch, or overturning everything you thought you knew about Hitchcock, Žižek illuminates the screen with his passion, intellect and unfailing sense of humour"--Container.
DVD 6565
Pervert's guide to ideology
"The brilliant philosopher Slavoj Zizek with filmmaker Sophie Fiennes, now using their inventive interpretation of moving pictures to examine ideology. The collective fantasies that shape our beliefs and practices."
DVD 10169
Pet sematary
After moving to an idyllic home in the countryside, life seems perfect for the Creed family...but not for long. Louis and Rachel Creed and their two young children settle into a house that sits next door to a pet cemetery--built on an ancient Indian burial ground. Their mysterious new neighbor, Jud Crandall, hides the cemetery's darkest secret...until a family tragedy brings the secret to life. Now, an unthinkable evil is about to be resurrected.
DVD 5005
Pete Seeger the power of song /
A look at the life of controversial musician, activist, and environmentalist Pete Seeger, and how he used his songs to promote social change. Includes archival footage and interviews with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, and more.
DVD 6234
Peter and John /
Peter and John is based on the 19th century novel Pierre et Jean by Guy de Maupassant and set in 1872 Nantucket. The film tells the story of two brothers whose relationship strains when the younger one receives news of an unexpected inheritance--and boths brother become attracted to the same young woman who arrives on the island."--Container.
DVD 11067
Peter and Paul and the Christian revolution /
Early Christianity faced powerful obstacles. The might of the Roman Empire and the power-politics of ancient Jerusalem laid a heavy burden on those who believed Jesus was "the Messiah." But this new faith would not die. In a brief span of time, the fledgling religion would transcend its origins in the provinces of Rome and absorb the capital of the empire itself. With the words of Paul and other ancient writers, interviews with contemporary scholars and dramatic reenactments, Peter and Paul and the Christian Revolution explores how two men weathered crippling disagreements and political persecution to lead one of history's most astonishing religious movements.
DVD 2320
Peter Brook's lord of the flies
Thirty English schoolboys are stranded on an uncharted island at the start of the "next" war. With no adults present, they quickly turn into savages.
DVD 281
Peter Brook's Marat/Sade
The infamous Marquis de Sade, confined to an asylum, directs the other inmates in a re-enactment of the bloody assassination of French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat.
DVD 1815
Peter Brook's The Mahabharata
The world of The Mahabharata is of profound storytelling power and spiritual import; within it a civilization rises, falls and is reborn.
DVD 3784
Peter Pan
"The fantastical film begins when the hero of Wendy, John and Michael's bedtime stories--Peter Pan, the boy who refuses to grow up-- returns to the nursery and invites them on a magical journey to Never Land. With the help of Tinker Bell, his feisty sidekick, a dazzling shower of pixie dust and some happy thoughts, Peter teaches them to fly. Off they soar to an enchanted island filled with wonder and adventure. Before they know it, they're knee-deep in a high-flying battle with swashbuckling pirates, led by Peter's arch enemy, Captain Hook--whose time is nearly up against a ticktocking crocodile"--Container.
DVD 456
Peter Schumann and sourdough rye bread
The Bread and Puppet Theater celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013. The Theater is world-renowned for giant, colorful outdoor pageants and darkly mysterious stage performances, for outspoken grassroots political activism, and for the sourdough rye bread puppeteers offer to the audience at the conclusion of virtually every show. The film dives deep into the mixing trough, following director Peter Schumann from grinding rye grain to baking in wood-fired ovens and feeding the appreciative (and hungry) crowds that come to enjoy the Bread and Puppet Theater experience.
DVD 10166
Peter Shaffer's Amadeus
Adapted from Shaffer's play, the film presents the life of Antonio Salieri, a mediocre 18th century Viennese composer obsessed with and jealous of the musical genius of the age, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
DVD 645
Peter Weir's The last wave
The story of a lawyer defending a group of aboriginals accused of murder. The lawyer feels the pull of magic forces beneath the surface of civilization.
DVD 1590
Pete's a pizza and more William Steig stories /
Compilation of three video adaptations of Steig's picture books. Pete's a pizza: When Pete is in a bad mood, his parents cheer him up by making a pizza out of Pete. Doctor De Soto: Everyone's favorite mouse dentist helps a fox with a sore tooth who has plans for a the dentist after the visit. The Amazing Bone: Pearl, a piglet, befriends a talking bone she finds in the woods.
DVD 3657
Petit à petit Little by little /
A classic ethnofiction by Jean Rouch, one of the pivotal figures in the French New Wave and in the history of ethnographic cinema. An innovative semi-improvised feature film about young men from Niger exploring life in Paris and learning to appreciate traditional values back home. Like Jaguar, and starring the three main actors from that film, Petit à Petit is an exercise in what Rouch called ethno-fiction, an idiosyncratic blend of fiction and observational documentary.
DVD 9897
Petit à petit (Motion picture)
A classic ethnofiction by Jean Rouch, one of the pivotal figures in the French New Wave and in the history of ethnographic cinema. An innovative semi-improvised feature film about young men from Niger exploring life in Paris and learning to appreciate traditional values back home. Like Jaguar, and starring the three main actors from that film, Petit à Petit is an exercise in what Rouch called ethno-fiction, an idiosyncratic blend of fiction and observational documentary.
DVD 9897
Petit Nicolas Little Nicholas /
The film is narrated from the perspective of young Nicolas who is content with his life, is loved by his family and has fun with his school friends. One day, his classmate Joachim discovers his mother is pregnant and he is soon to have a little brother. Joachim laments about the extra responsibilities and the possible neglect as the baby will receive all the attention. That night, Nicolas overhears his parents talking and suspects his Mum is having a baby, and they will abandon him in the woods like Tom Thumb. Nicolas enlists the help of his friends to get rid of the baby by hiring a gangster to kidnap it, resulting in hilarious misadventures and laughs along the way.
DVD 10889
Petit soldat
"Set during the Algerian War, [the film] follow Bruno Forestier, a disillusioned young deserter who becomes involved in the French nationalist movement. He is ordered to kill an Algerian sympathizer, and although he does not hold deep political beliefs, commits the murder and undergoes torture when captured. At the same time, he meets and falls in love with a woman who he does not know is fighting for the other side."--Container.
DVD 1277
Petite chambre
When Edmund is placed in a care facility after taking a bad fall, he discovers that his son has sold his apartment. Determined to reclaim his autonomy, he leaves the facility with Rose, an empathetic nurse still suffering from the loss of her unborn child. These unlikely friends find themselves on the run when Edmund's disappearance is noticed.
DVD 11111
Petite Jérusalem Little Jerusalem /
In a Paris suburb nicknamed Little Jerusalem, a family of Sephardic Orthodox immigrants shares a low-income apartment. Beautiful, teenaged Laura distances herself from her family's religion and her own burgeoning desire by devoting every waking moment to intellectual discipline and secular philosophy. Mathilde, Laura's married older sister, worries that strict observance of the Torah's marital codes has driven her husband Ariel into the bed of another. When Laura falls under the spell of Djamel, a handsome Muslim journalist, and Mathilde discovers that her worst fears are true, the two very different sisters find themselves in very similar crises.
DVD 5241
Petition
A harrowing investigation into China's legal system, this documentary takes us inside the world of "petitioners", people who come to Beijing from all over the country to seek justice against corrupt local officials and courts, only to find themselves waiting months or years (in some cases more than 10 years) for a hearing.
DVD 7703
Petrified forest
A rundown diner bakes in the Arizona heat. Inside, fugitive killer Duke Mantee sweats out a manhunt, holding disillusioned writer Alan Squier, young waitress Gabby Maple, and a handful of others hostage.
DVD 4382
Petrified garden
This wry and humorous film follows Daniel, an art dealer, who travels to Siberia to claim his inheritance of an art collection, which includes a giant statue of a Golem. The long journey across Russia becomes an ironic encounter with the lost ideals of the Soviet Union after its collapse.
DVD 2325
Petropolis
The Athabasca tar sands in Alberta are an oil reserve the size of England. Extracting crude oil that lies beneath the unspoiled wilderness requires a massive industrialized effort, effecting catastrophic damages on land, air, water, and climate.
DVD 2208
Petulia
An unhappily married socialite woman is trying to get through to a recently divorced doctor, who in his own words just wants to feel something.
DVD 4561
Peuple de l'herbe
A close-up view of a variety of insects as they hatch from eggs, search for food and cope with a rain storm. Ants race to gather food as a pheasant gobbles them up while a dung beetle moves his prize up hill and down. Makes use of time-lapse and microphotographic techniques.
DVD 4237
Peuple migrateur (Motion picture)
Follows bird migrations flying over the seven continents: from one pole to the other, from the seas to snowcapped mountains, from the canopy of heaven to mangroves and swamps.
DVD 2705
Peyton Place
Allison MacKenzie looks back on life in the New England town where she grew up around the time of Pearl Harbor. Beneath the town's placid god-fearing exterior lay any number of dark secrets.
DVD 4157
P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves & Wooster
"Bertie Wooster is the classic young British man of means, blessed with a touch too generous a heart and a slight deficit in the noggin department. Jeeves is his hilariously arch and resourceful valet, a "Gentleman's Gentleman" without equal who sees Bertie through the never-ending swirl of hopeless old friends, indomitable aunts, unbidden guests, and romantic entanglements that dominate his life. "The Complete Jeeves and Wooster" includes all 23 episodes of the acclaimed series based on P.G. Wodehouse's beloved stories"--Container back cover.
DVD 5378
P.G. Woodehouse's
"Bertie Wooster is the classic young British man of means, blessed with a touch too generous a heart and a slight deficit in the noggin department. Jeeves is his hilariously arch and resourceful valet, a "Gentleman's Gentleman" without equal who sees Bertie through the never-ending swirl of hopeless old friends, indomitable aunts, unbidden guests, and romantic entanglements that dominate his life. "The Complete Jeeves and Wooster" includes all 23 episodes of the acclaimed series based on P.G. Wodehouse's beloved stories"--Container back cover.
DVD 5378
Phantom carriage
The last person to die on New Year's Eve before the clock strikes twelve is doomed to take the reins of Death's chariot and work tirelessly collecting fresh souls for the next year. So says the legend that drives the Phantom Carriage, about an alcoholic, abusive ne'er-do-well who is shown the error of his ways and the pure-of-heart Salvation Army sister who believes in his redemption.
DVD 8474
Phantom India
"Louis Malle called his gorgeous and ground-breaking PHANTOM INDIA the most personal film of his career. And this extraordinary journey to India, originally shown as a miniseries on European television, is infused with his sense of discovery, as well as occasional outrage, intrigue, and joy"--Container.
DVD 8830
Phantom menace
"As imminent conflict brews between the powerful Trade Federation and the peaceful planet of Naboo, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi travel to Naboo to warn the Queen of the galactic fallout which is to follow. Eventually, Naboo is invaded forcing the Jedis to evacuate the planet with the Queen and her court. They travel to the desert planet of Tatooine where they meet a slave boy called Anakin Skywalker who is evidently one with the Force. They enlist his help in fighting the war, while the Jedis confront one of the Dark Jedis behind the invasion, Darth Maul, while his master Darth Sidious continues to lead the invasion as a "phantom" behind the scenes".
DVD 1186
Phantom of liberty
A perverse, playfully absurd comedy that compiles many of the illogical themes that preoccupied Bunuel through his career - from the hypocrisy of conventional morality to the arbitrariness of social arrangements.
DVD 4641
Phantom of the Cinémathèque
For forty years, Langlois presided over the Cinémathèque Française with absolute commitment and unwavering passion. By collecting motion pictures, he preserved the priceless treasures of an art form. It wasn't always easy as Langlois went underground during the Nazi occupation of Paris and as he battled with bureaucrats. Includes rare footage and interviews.
DVD 6735
Phantom of the opera
An understudy at the Paris Opéra is guided to stardom by a mysterious and compelling voice that emanates from behind the walls of her dressing room. The voice eventually summons her to a meeting, and she discovers a sinister man whose face is covered by a mask. He demands that she give up her fiancé and devote herself to him and her music. She agrees, but he later finds she has deceived him and he kidnaps her.
DVD 922
Phantom of the operator
Using found footage, this documentary reveals a little known chapter in industrial history: the story of female telephone operators' central place in the development of global communications. The film assembles together hundreds of North American industrial films produced by Bell Labs.
DVD 5516
Pharaoh's lost treasure
Explore Alexandria Harbor in Egypt in search of one of the Seven Wonders of the World: A massive tower built by King Ptolemy I Soter in the third century B.C. Measuring approximately 400 feet high, the structure was originally designed as a navigational marker for shipping vessles and it eventually became a fully operational lighthouse. In the fourteenth century, after two earthquakes severely damaged the great lighthouse, its majestic remains sank into Alexandria Harbor, where they lay forgotten for hundered of years.
DVD 11324
Phenomena
DVD 457
Phil Mulloy
This disc presents the dark, grotesque and mischievous work of animator Phil Mulloy from the years 1991-2001. These cartoon aren't for kids; they feature graphic images of sex and violence that are both perceptive comments on human nature and challenges to contemporary values. Included are Mulloy shockers such the Cowboys series, The history of the world series and Intolerance series, along with one-offs "The Chain" and "The Sexlife of a Chair."
DVD 6890
Phil Ochs there but for fortune /
A tribute to the life and career of folk musician Phil Ochs.
DVD 8624
Phil Tucker's Robot monster
"Ro-Man, sex-starved robot monster (dressed in a gorilla suit and diving helmet), has destroyed all of humanity with the exception of a small band of survivors. It's up to these last brave souls to re-populate the human race and to destroy the mighty Ro-Man and his commander, The Great Guidance"--Container.
DVD 2121
Philadelphia
Story of two competing lawyers who join together to sue a prestigious Philadelphia law firm when the firm fires one of them because he has AIDS.
DVD 458
Philadelphia story
A sophisticated romantic comedy about a rich, spoiled socialite who learns some things about who she is and what she really wants on the eve of her second marriage.
DVD 3487
Philadelphia the holy experiment /
Faced with severe budget limitations, Philadelphia created a network of volunteer organizations who have brought about rebirth through volunteerism and community outreach. Mayor John F. Street created the Neighborhood Transition Initiative program to come up with practicable and affordable solutions to remove blight, promote quality restoration, stimulate investment in new housing, and improve how the city delivers services to its businesses and residents.
DVD 7169
Philip Glass looking glass /
Composer Philip Glass talks about his beginnings, moving to Paris for two years of study, and meeting Indian musician Ravi Shankar and Robert Wilson.
DVD 5773
Philip Guston, a life lived
A series of interviews with Philip Guston conducted throughout the seventies to 1980. Guston discusses his career as a painter and the influences from his personal life, politics, and the art community on his work and his place in the "New York School."
DVD 6321
Philip K. Dick the penultimate truth /
Considered by many to be one of the world's greatest science fiction writers, Philip K. Dick produced an astonishing number of prize winning novels and short stories which were translated into more than 25 languages.
DVD 7464
Philip Roth unmasked
Explore the life of Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning novelist Philip Roth. He steadily earned his reputation as a man of letters, commanding ownership of the Jewish-American novel and making Newark New Jersey, a literary destination, while practically inventing the genre of factual-fictional autobiography.
DVD 9775
Philip Zimbardo and Daniel Ellsberg in conversation "Psychology and the new heroism : why people are willing to take courageous nonviolent action in d
"These two icons of progressive thought in America met for the first time to discuss a salient question for our times: why are some people willing to take courageous nonviolent action in defense of ethical principals--even at personal risk to themselves? This video captures their conversation and calls for a new era of truth-telling by citizens privy to crucial and often classified information that the public deserves to know."
DVD 10178
Philippe Garrel times 2
I can no longer hear the guitar "is Garrel's haunting tribute to his ten-year relationship with the iconic German chanteuse Nico. Johanna ter Steege plays Marianne, the doomed lover of Gérard (Benoît Régent). Caught in a self-destructive heroin haze, they drift together and apart as Gérard struggles with his simultaneous desire for and repulsion towards a stable life"--Container. In Emergency kisses "the entire Garrel clan steps in front of the camera as versions of themselves. When a philandering film director refuses to cast his stage actress wife in a role largely based on her, the couple begins to wrestle with their conflicting philosophies on art and life"--Container.
DVD 7060
Philippe Garrel x 2 I can no longer hear the guitar ; Emergency kisses.
I can no longer hear the guitar "is Garrel's haunting tribute to his ten-year relationship with the iconic German chanteuse Nico. Johanna ter Steege plays Marianne, the doomed lover of Gérard (Benoît Régent). Caught in a self-destructive heroin haze, they drift together and apart as Gérard struggles with his simultaneous desire for and repulsion towards a stable life"--Container. In Emergency kisses "the entire Garrel clan steps in front of the camera as versions of themselves. When a philandering film director refuses to cast his stage actress wife in a role largely based on her, the couple begins to wrestle with their conflicting philosophies on art and life"--Container.
DVD 7060
Philippines angels of the night /
Prostitution is the occupation of necessity for supporting impoverished millions residing in the slums of Manila. This program tracks the lives of three girl prostitutes, ages 11 to 13, over a five-year period, during which one becomes a pimp, another a drug addict, and the third vanishes, presumed dead. Efforts by family planning organizations such as UNICEF sponsored Reach Out and the Apelo Women's Health clinic are described, as well as the Roman Catholic point of view.
DVD 2888
Philomena
Judi Dench stars in the story of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock and given up for adoption. Nearly 50 years later, Philomena meets Martin Sixsmith, a former BBC reporter looking for his next big story. Together, they embark on a journey to locate her long lost son. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the unlikely travel companions form a comic and heartwarming friendship. Based on the 2009 investigative book by Martin Sixsmith.
DVD 10331
Philosopher kings
In search of wisdom found in unlikely places, The Philosopher Kings takes us on a journey through the halls of the most prestigious colleges and universities in America to learn from the staff members who see it all and have been through it all: the custodians. This thought-provoking, feature-length documentary interweaves the untold stories of triumph and tragedy from the members of society who are often disregarded and ignored, and seeks out the kind of wisdom that gets you through the day and the lessons one learns from surviving hard times, lost loves, and shattered dreams.
DVD 9604
Philosophy is in the street.
Examined Life takes philosophy into the hustle and bustle of the everyday. The "rock star" philosophers of our time take "walks" through places that hold special resonance for them and their ideas. These places include crowed city streets, deserted alleyways, Central Park, and a garbage dump.
DVD 7065
Philp Roth : unmasked
Explore the life of Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning novelist Philip Roth. He steadily earned his reputation as a man of letters, commanding ownership of the Jewish-American novel and making Newark New Jersey, a literary destination, while practically inventing the genre of factual-fictional autobiography.
DVD 9775
Phish, Bittersweet Motel
A look at the iconoclastic musicians of Phish, following them over the course of a year, on and off stages across the United States and Europe and at home in Vermont.
DVD 1325
Phish, It
Shot in breathtaking High Definition, this DVD follows the band, along with 60,000 loyal Phish fans from all over the world to IT, a two-day festival in remote Limestone, Maine, that marked the end of their summer 2003 tour.
DVD 11525
Phoenix, the urban desert
Documentary about urban growth and change in and around Phoenix, Arizona. Explores individual choices, the democratic process, and market forces and how they have affected growth, economic development, and quality of life. Includes original photography, historical footage, and interviews with citizens, local officials, and urban planners.
DVD 6994
Phörpa The cup /
Comedy set in 1996 about a group of boys in a Tibetan monastery-in-exile in India who are determined to watch the World Cup soccer tournament.
DVD 8957
Photo wallahs an encounter with photography in Mussoorie, a north Indian hill station /
"Renowned ethnographic filmmakers David and Judith MacDougall explore the many meanings of photography in this profound and penetrating documentary. The film focuses on the photographers of Mussoorie, a hill station in the Himalayan foothills of northern India whose fame has attracted tourists since the 19th century. Through a rich mixture of scenes that includes the photographers at work, their clients, and both old and new photographs, this extraordinary film examines photography as art and as social artifact - a medium of reality, fantasy, memory, and desire"--Http://www.berkeleymedia.com.
DVD 3981
Photoamateur Fotoli︠u︡bitelʹ /
Based on his wartime diary and photo album, this documentary, recounts Gerhard M.'s experiences with his unit, which was engaged in "retaliatory measures in captured areas." Gerhard M.'s job was to resettle Jews, execute partisans, and seize valuables for the Reich. After the war, his diary and photo album were discovered by the East German Communist authorities which led to Gerhard M.'s conviction of war crimes by a Soviet court and his execution by firing squad in 1952.
DVD 4974
Photography as art
"When specialty cameras, trick photography, and digital manipulation are combined with creative genius, photography becomes and extremely versatile medium of expression and self-exploration. This program examines the history of photography, charting its evolution from a technical craft to a fine art. Works of Tim Macmillan, Catherine Opie, Suky Best, Alison Jackson, and Caroline Molloy are highlighted. Archival clips of Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Andreas Feininger, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Duane Michals, Richard Avedon, and Elsie Hill are included"--Container.
DVD 2302
Physical
"Students reveal the devastating affects of being physically bullied in school and in public. We hear from Liz, a student whose health was threatened to the point of seeking home schooling...We visit a high school that started a Peer Mentors program, a 'student helping student' group with new solutions to end bullying"--Container.
DVD 10118
Physical actor training
"The film shows a small selection of the many exercises in Droznin's repertroire. It was shot over a week at the University of Kent in June 2009 with student actors, led by Natalia Fedorova. It is followed by an interview with Droznin accompanied by photographs of his workshop from a symposium on actor movement at the Royal Shakespeare Company." -- DVD chapter menu.
DVD 8910
Physical bullying
"Students reveal the devastating affects of being physically bullied in school and in public. We hear from Liz, a student whose health was threatened to the point of seeking home schooling...We visit a high school that started a Peer Mentors program, a 'student helping student' group with new solutions to end bullying"--Container.
DVD 10118
[Pi]
A brilliant mathematician teeters on the brink of insanity as he searches for an elusive numerical code that will allow him to predict patterns in the stock market.
DVD 4539
[Pi] : faith in chaos
A brilliant mathematician teeters on the brink of insanity as he searches for an elusive numerical code that will allow him to predict patterns in the stock market.
DVD 4539
Pianist
Based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew, who was a brilliant pianist. He watched as his family was shipped off to Nazi labor camps. He managed to escape and lived for years in the ruins of Warsaw, hiding from the Nazis.
DVD 1780
Pianiste The piano teacher /
The story of Erika, a middle-aged classical piano instructor who is trapped between her rigid passion for music and her suffocating home life. She escapes her life with nightly voyeuristic wanderings and self-inflicted masochistic experiments.
DVD 3018
Piano
A young mute woman and her child travel to New Zealand in the 1800s for an arranged marriage to a farmer. After the marriage she meets another man, and the competition for her love begins. Just one of the men realizes that her affections can only be won through her beloved piano.
DVD 524
Piano teacher
The story of Erika, a middle-aged classical piano instructor who is trapped between her rigid passion for music and her suffocating home life. She escapes her life with nightly voyeuristic wanderings and self-inflicted masochistic experiments.
DVD 3018
Pianomania
As Steinway & Sons' chief technician and Master Tuner in Vienna, Stefan Knupfer is dedicated to the unusual task of pairing world-class instruments with world-famous pianists. Juggling the demands of the pianist, the piano, and the piece to find the perfect match requires boundless enthusiasm, but also endless patience and nerves of steel. No detail is too small or too inconsequential for Knupfer, not even the tiniest speck of dust on a piano string.
DVD 8626
Picasso, war, peace, love
Deals with the works of Pablo Picasso from Guernica onward, showing photographs from several museums, galleries, and private collections. Presents live sequences of the artist in his studio near Cannes.
DVD 2658
Piccadilly
Valentine Wilmot, the owner of the popular Picadilly Club finds his lead male attraction, Victor Smiles, has quit and that the public has judged Victor's partner Mabel as over the hill. Though they are lovers, Valentine must find another dancer to replace Mabel or face an uncertain future.
DVD 3559
Pickpocket
Michel, an insignificant man who drifts into crime, is arrested and imprisoned. Upon release, he abandons an attempt at reform when a master pickpocket teaches him his art.
DVD 4689
Pickup on South Street
Petty crook Skip McCoy has his eye set on the big score. When the three-time convict picks the pocketbook of unsuspecting Candy, he finds a haul bigger than he ever could have imagined: a strip of microfilm bearing confidential U.S. secrets. Tailed by the Feds and the unwitting courier's Communist puppeteers, Skip and Candy find themselves in a precarious gambit that pits greed against redemption.
DVD 3348
Picnic
The story covers one Labor Day week-end in a small Kansas town, and tells about the impact a virile drifter has on the lives of several women in town.
DVD 7560
Picnic at Hanging Rock
On Valentine's Day, 1900, a group of Australian schoolgirls set out for a picnic at Hanging Rock. Four of them disappear.
DVD 459
Picture of Dorian Gray
Dorian Gray is an innocent young man who has his portrait painted by a close friend. Soon after he falls under the influence of amoral Lord Henry Wotton. Dorian soon jilts his fiancee, which leads to her suicide. This is the start of a life of increasing debauchery. Dorian realizes that the outward signs of this are apparent only in the portrait. Eventually the picture, secreted in his childhood playroom, becomes almost hideous to behold. But Dorian still has one pure love - Gladys, the niece of the original painter.
DVD 6039
Picture of light
"This is an hallucinatory tale which documents a filmmaker's journey to Canada's arctic in search of the Northern Lights" - Container
DVD 5323
Pictures from a revolution
In this discourse on the power of images, photojournalist Susan Meiselas returns to the scenes of a revolution she witnessed and captured with her camera in war-torn Nicaragua in the late 70s and 80s. Delving into the lives of guerrillas, Sandinistas, and bystanders a decade after they faced off in a bloody struggle, this film finds both disappointment and modest pride amidst still-fresh, stirring memories. Once photographed wielding contact bombs and marching in the streets, these incredible Nicaraguans now live much as they did before the revolutionary days.
DVD 6597
Pidgin the voice of Hawaiʻi /
"Profiles the language of Hawaiʻi's working people in its rise from plantation jargon to a source of island identity and pride. Born on sugar plantations and spoken by more than half of Hawaiʻi's population, Pidgin captures multi-ethnic Hawaiʻi's heart and soul. Once again under attack by educators and bloggers, will Pidgin survive?" -- Container.
DVD 10731
Piece of work
The cameras follow trailblazing comic, Joan Rivers, for a year and cover her entire career from her break on the Carson show, to her heartbreak over the suicide of her husband, and her role on Celebrity Apprentice. Rivers reveals her relentless desire to keep working with humor and empathy. Wickedly funny and surprisingly moving, Rivers is once again returned to the spotlight she so richly deserves and cements her reputation as one of stand-up's towering figures.
DVD 2206
Pieces of April
Family outcast April lives in a beat-up apartment in New York's Lower East Side with her boyfriend, Bobby. In order to spend some time with her dying mother, April invites her conservative suburban family to her place for a Thanksgiving feast. While she frantically tries to complete the meal, the family drives in from Pennsylvania sharing less-than-pleasant opinions about April's lifestyle. Her dad tries to think positively, while sister Beth flaunts her good-girl status and brother Timmy captures it all on film.
DVD 3019
Piel que habito The skin I live in /
Since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has wanted to create a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he cultivates a skin that is a real shield against every assault. Now, besides the years of study and experimentation, the unscrupulous doctor needs to find an accomplice, and a human guinea pig. Marrilia, the woman who looked after him from birth, is his most faithful accomplice. But where will they find the human pig?
DVD 8721
Pierre Boulez conductor /
"The astonishingly precise ear for pitch and sonority that has made Pierre Boulez a leading composer and a trenchant conductor of contemporary music is one secret of his success as a performer of Debussy. It surely helps that, as a fellow French musician, he understands the language of his great predecessor. On this film footage, Boulez is seen working on Fêtes and Jeux and conducting the three varied pieces that make up the Images. His legendary sense of rhythm comes into play in Stravinsky's The rite of spring, and his is the ideal interpreter for Schoenberg's Accompaniment to a cinematographic scene, op. 34"--Container.
DVD 9157
Pierre Boulez Eclat ; Sur incises /
(Film 1) Eclat (52 min.) is a study of resonance written for fifteen instruments that Boulez created in 1965. The musicians play semi-improvisational material prescribed within "boxes" in Boulez's score. (Film 2) In A Lesson By Pierre Boulez (50 min.), the composer explains the hidden architecture of his work "Sur Incises" to a non-specialized young audience. He talks about his work as a composer and explains the musical movements that make up its construction. (Film 3) Boulez conducts "Sur Incises."
DVD 5779
Pierrot le fou
Leaving wife and child behind, Ferdinand takes off on a wild adventure with the babysitter Marianne. As they become entangled with murder and gangsters, mysterious events destroy their happiness and lead to an explosive finale.
DVD 711
Pietro Germi's Divorce Italian style
A married man who has fallen in love with a younger woman hatches an elaborate scheme to kill his wife.
DVD 2202
Pig in the city.
This sequel takes the three musketeers Babe, Ferdy and Mrs. Hoggett on a crusade into the midst of a large city where despite incredible obstacles, they're able to turn enemies into friends, raise enough money to save the farm and combine the two worlds into one. Once again, it's Babe's kind and steady heart that achieves the miracles.
DVD 2497
Pigeon (and more) within
DVD 2969
Pigeon within
DVD 2969
Pigs
In gritty, post-Communist Poland an honest, no-nonsense cop (and former KGB agent) is assigned to clean up the burgeoning Polish mob before it grows too powerful, but his job is threatened by superiors wary of his former Communist ties.
DVD 6235
Pigs and battleships
Portrays postwar Japan through the power struggles between small-time gangsters in the port town of Yokosuka, where American soldiers are based.
DVD 9982
Pigsty
Story of a cannibal in a medieval wasteland interwoven with that of the son of an ex-Nazi industrialist in modern day Germany, who is more attracted to pigs than his fiance.
DVD 2703
Pillars of the Earth
In the town of Kingsbridge during the middle of the twelfth century, the lives of those who are working to build the most amazing Gothic cathedral in the world become entwined through their ambitions, loves, and tribulations. At once, this is a sensuous and enduring love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age.
DVD 7987
Pillars of the global economy
"Told through the compelling lives of five courageous Haitian women workers, POTO MITAN gives the global economy a human face. Each woman's personal story explains neoliberal globalization, how it is gendered, and how it impacts Haiti. And while POTO MITAN offers an in-depth understanding of Haiti, its focus on women's subjugation, worker exploitation, poverty, and resistance demonstrates that these are global struggles" -- Container.
DVD 7223
Pillow book
Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a female courtier who lived during the Heian Dynasty in 10th century Japan, which were the catalyst for a modern-day Japanese woman's life experiences.
DVD 2125
Pillow talk
A romantic comedy in which a carefree bachelor and carefree career girl share a telephone party line. Mutual hostility develops without their ever having met. When they finally become acquainted attitudes begin to change.
DVD 460
Pills, profits, protest chronicle of the global AIDS movement /
A documentary about the global activist movement to improve access to AIDS treatment. This program examines the national and international grassroots responses to the AIDS epidemic, depicting activists' successes in bringing affordable treatment to the poor.
DVD 4112
Pilobolus at 40
"In the 1970s, at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA, four male athletes joined a dance class. Their collaborative work led to the creation of Pilobolus and the transformation of modern dance. Pilobolus eschewed the bright lights of Manhattan and settled in rural Connecticut. On the eve of its fortieth anniversary, internationally-renowned, Pilobolus returns to New Hampshire for a Dartmouth-commissioned premiere of a collaboration with cartoonist Art Spiegelman. Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty focuses on the company's lifecycle--including a founder's death--its evolution, transformation, and regeneration. At their studio, on the road, in community workshops, and on stage, the arts organism Pilobolus thrives."--Film website.
DVD 9833
Pilobolus at forty
"In the 1970s, at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA, four male athletes joined a dance class. Their collaborative work led to the creation of Pilobolus and the transformation of modern dance. Pilobolus eschewed the bright lights of Manhattan and settled in rural Connecticut. On the eve of its fortieth anniversary, internationally-renowned, Pilobolus returns to New Hampshire for a Dartmouth-commissioned premiere of a collaboration with cartoonist Art Spiegelman. Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty focuses on the company's lifecycle--including a founder's death--its evolution, transformation, and regeneration. At their studio, on the road, in community workshops, and on stage, the arts organism Pilobolus thrives."--Film website.
DVD 9833
Pina
A tribute to the late innovative German choreographer, Pina Bausch. The film was originally planned as a collaboration between Wenders and Bausch and was in pre-production when she passed away in 2009. Wenders decided to continue the project as a tribute to her. In this film, the dancers of her company, Tanztheater Wuppertal, perform her most famous visionary creations.
DVD 9303
Pine Ridge
"Filmed on the Native American reservation of the same name in South Dakota, where Americans with native blood live a life in the middle - and yet outside - of American society, Pine Ridge explores what shapes the lives and dreams of today's Native American youth. Depicted on their own terms during a long warm summer, Lance Red Cloud, Kassel Sky, Cassandra Warrior, her young daughter Diamond Rose, and their friends and families know one thing for sure: their future is uncertain, and it resembles their traditional way of life less and less." -- Container
DVD 12098
Pine Ridge a frontier to forget /
The 40,000 Sioux Lakota Native Americans living on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota are the poorest inhabitants in America. In this film, they describe the abysmal conditions there, with neither a bank, a store, an industry or technology of any kind. Unemployment has reached 95%, life expectancy is about 50 years of age and social problems are rife. They are shockingly isolated from the rest of the U.S. More than 90% of the land In Pine Ridge is rented and farmed by non-Indians who do not even live on the reservation. The closest city offering employment is Rapid City, South Dakota, the economic and financial hub of Western Dakota. It attracts Pine Ridge inhabitants but discrimination, lack of skills and low salaries keep most of them in a state of financial instability. On top of that, they have to endure the humiliation of tourists visiting the site of their historic defeat in the Black Hills.
DVD 4889
Pine Ridge, USA : a frontier of the forgotten
The 40,000 Sioux Lakota Native Americans living on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota are the poorest inhabitants in America. In this film, they describe the abysmal conditions there, with neither a bank, a store, an industry or technology of any kind. Unemployment has reached 95%, life expectancy is about 50 years of age and social problems are rife. They are shockingly isolated from the rest of the U.S. More than 90% of the land In Pine Ridge is rented and farmed by non-Indians who do not even live on the reservation. The closest city offering employment is Rapid City, South Dakota, the economic and financial hub of Western Dakota. It attracts Pine Ridge inhabitants but discrimination, lack of skills and low salaries keep most of them in a state of financial instability. On top of that, they have to endure the humiliation of tourists visiting the site of their historic defeat in the Black Hills.
DVD 4889
Ping guo Lost in Beijing /
An-kun works washing the windows of the capital city's skyscrapers while his wife Ping-guo earns a decent wage as a masseuse at a popular parlor. The parlor is owned by Dong, a rich middle-aged businessman who epitomizes China's new money-obsessed society. Their worlds collide after Dong awkwardly forces himself on a vulnerable Ping-guo, not realizing that An-kun, atop his perch outside the office window, is witnessing everything. Seeing this as a moneymaking opportunity, An-kun decides to blackmail Dong. He either has to pay or he gets brought up on charges for rape. But when Ping-guo learns that she's pregnant, the stakes get even higher.
DVD 5697
Ping pong
A documentary about eight competitors in the World Over-80 Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia. They are all in their 80s and 90s; one Australian woman is a centurion. Most of the players have been athletes all their lives, but one woman took the sport up as an octogenarian after suffering a stroke. The advanced masters scene is like those in other sports, with rivalries, egomania and even dirty tricks. Losing doesn't get any less painful with age.
DVD 10367
Ping pong (Motion picture)
A documentary about eight competitors in the World Over-80 Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia. They are all in their 80s and 90s; one Australian woman is a centurion. Most of the players have been athletes all their lives, but one woman took the sport up as an octogenarian after suffering a stroke. The advanced masters scene is like those in other sports, with rivalries, egomania and even dirty tricks. Losing doesn't get any less painful with age.
DVD 10367
Ping pong playa
When a champion ping pong player gets hurt, his brother C-dub, a gansta-rapper wannabe, must face off against a devious rival player in the ping pong tournament of the year. With help from some unusual kids, C-dub just might be up to the challenge.
DVD 6904
Ping pong player
When a champion ping pong player gets hurt, his brother C-dub, a gansta-rapper wannabe, must face off against a devious rival player in the ping pong tournament of the year. With help from some unusual kids, C-dub just might be up to the challenge.
DVD 6904
Pink flamingos
This underground epic, which breaks every rule of good filmmaking and good taste, set a benchmark for the bizarre that has never been equaled. Babs Johnson, a trailer park bon vivant proudly claims the title of the filthiest person alive. The envy of every neighborhood degenerate, it isn't long before another couple set their sites on Divine's legacy, and in the proud American tradition, competition forces each contender to outdo the other.
DVD 5924
Pink Floyd the wall
A burned out rock performer sits in his motel room watching war movies, and slowly loosing touch with reality.
DVD 461
Pink panther
Inspector Clouseau pursues a jewel thief, who, in turn, is romantically pursuing Clouseau's wife.
DVD 462
Pink Panther strikes again
After a nervous breakdown, Chief Inspector Dreyfus builds a criminal organization devoted to the extermination of Inspector Clouseau.
DVD 625
Pink Ribbons, Inc.
Pink ribbons are everywhere: T-shirts, hats, yogurt cups, KFC buckets, car ads, NFL stadiums - the list goes on and on. They make people feel good, as if engaged in a successful battle against breast cancer. But who is really benefitting? More and more women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Wouldn't it be something if some of the very companies that profit from their pink marketing campaigns have actually contributed to the epidemic by selling known carcinogens?
DVD 9562
Pink saris
The "Pink Gang" is a group of women who wear pink saris as a symbol of their revolt against their society. They are victims of domestic violence, rape and social exclusion. Their champion is Sampat Pal Devi, who takes up their cases of social injustice, often perpetrated by their husbands' extended families, with whom they're forced to live. Declaring 'women have nothing but their tears; what else do they have?', Sampat Pal has learned from experience. Once a child-bride and a victim of abuse herself, Sampat has no fear. She fought back and escaped the family, and now beleaguered women from throughout Uttar Pradesh seek her out, looking for the support and strength to do the same. Sampat Pal laudably takes up their causes, dramatically throwing herself into the middle of family dramas, yet for all her spirited righteousness, she can be forced to compromise in the face of the entrenched conventions and traditions she is railing against.
DVD 8247
Pinky
Pinky Johnson is a pretty, light-skinned Negro nursing student who's been passing for white, a fact she's kept secret from her Granny and the young doctor she's in love with.
DVD 9994
Pinky Lee show plus Tom & Jerry.
DVD 5608
Pinocchio
An animated musical version of Carlo Collodi's story of a little puppet who dreams of being a real boy.
DVD 463
Pioneers in aviation the race to the moon /
Profiles four of America's legendary aerospace pioneers--William Boeing, Donald Douglas, Dutch Kindelberger, and James McDonnell--whose achievements led the nation and the world from the era of open-cockpit biplanes to the very threshold of space. Includes interviews with America's foremost aviation scholars. Newly-recovered historical footage: the Wright brothers' famous 1908 Army trials at Fort Myer; WWII wartime factories at Boeing, Douglas, and North American Aviation; the legendary 1942 Tokyo Raid, led by Colonel Jimmy Doolittle; the North American P-51 Mustang in the skies over Berlin; a 19-year-old Marilyn Monroe modeling the cabin of the Douglas DC-6; test pilot Tex Johnston's legendary 1955 barrel-roll of the Boeing 707; President Kennedy's 1961 visit to McDonnell Aircraft in St. Louis.--From container.
DVD 10219
Pioneers in Ingolstadt
A group of young German recruits are on assignment to build a wooden bridge in the town of Ingolstadt. The young men seek relief from boredom with alcohol, acts of brutality and sexual escapades with the local women. Alma and her friend Berta welcome the excitement that the new arrivals bring to their lives, but while Alma picks up passing soldiers, Berta searches for true love.
DVD 4642
Pioneers of African-American cinema
Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Entrepreneurial filmmakers built an industry apart from the Hollywood establishment, cultivating visual and narrative styles that were uniquely their own.
DVD 11546
Pioneers of hospice changing the face of dying /
Discusses how end-of-life care has been dramatically transformed through Interviews with Dame Cicely Saunders, Florence Wald, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, and Balfour Mount, pioneers of the modern hospice movement.
DVD 3235
Pioneers of primetime
A tribute to the icons of early television and an entertaining retrospective on the golden age of television comedy. Includes footage from shows such as "The Milton Berle show", "The Ed Sullivan show", "The Jack Benny show", "The Red Skelton show", "I love Lucy", and "The Honeymooners." Six years in the making, the program features exclusive in-depth interviews with an unprecedented collection of TV's early stars.
DVD 4788
Pioneers of television
This four-part series features sitcoms and archival clips to offer a fresh take on the first celebrities of television, including interviews with several of them.
DVD 5918
Pioniere in Ingolstadt Pioneers in Ingolstadt /
A group of young German recruits are on assignment to build a wooden bridge in the town of Ingolstadt. The young men seek relief from boredom with alcohol, acts of brutality and sexual escapades with the local women. Alma and her friend Berta welcome the excitement that the new arrivals bring to their lives, but while Alma picks up passing soldiers, Berta searches for true love.
DVD 4642
Piranha
Maggie McKeown (Menzies) is a private investigator tracing a couple missing in rural Texas. She meets recluse Paul Grogan (Dillman) whom she recruits to help her. They trace the couple to a supposedly deserted Army base where they drain a pool looking for the missing couple. Mad scientist Dr. Robert Hoak (McCarthy) then appears, and informs them that they have just released a school of super-bred killer piranha into the river. Hoak had been hired by the Army to develop an indestrutible strain of piranha to infest the rivers of Vietnam, but the war ended before the fish were ready. Meanwhile, the fish are heading downstream toward a summer camp where the children (Grogan's daughter among them) are about to have an inner-tube race.
DVD 464
Pirate
A Caribbean beauty, who is engaged to a local rich man, has a mad crush on the legendary pirate, Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with the beauty and to impress her, he poses as the pirate.
DVD 5441
Pirate radio
A rogue band of DJs captivate Britain in the 1960s. The music they play defines a generation and the DJs stand up to a government that, incomprehensibly, preferred jazz. The Count is a big, brash, American god of the airwaves; Quentin is the boss of Radio Rock. Radio rock is a pirate radio station situated in the middle of the North Atlantic that's populated by an eclectic crew of rock and roll DJs that include: Gavin, the greatest DJ in Britain who has just returned from his drug tour of America who wants to reclaim his rightful position; Dave, an ironic, intelligent and cruelly funny co-broadcaster; and a fearsome British government official out for blood against the drug takers and lawbreakers of a once-great nation.
DVD 11242
Pirates of Penzance
Gilbert and Sullivan's raucous and comedic operatic tale of Federic, a 'slave to duty' pirate, and the lowly band of 'orphaned' pirates, is captured in all its fun and glory in this never before released production.
DVD 6157
Pirates of Penzance
Gilbert and Sullivan's classic musical comedy of mistaken identity comes swashbuckling to the screen with all the laughs, songs, and stars that made it a long-running Broadway smash. This spectacular production adds some contemporary flash to the classic farce which follows the adventures of a roguish pirate leader and his young charge through numerous love affairs and sword battles.
DVD 8707
Pirates of the Caribbean the curse of the Black Pearl /
DVD 3020
Pistol opera pisutoru opera
DVD 3062
Pitch black
When a group of marooned passengers must face a pack of terrifying creatures whose only weakness is the light, they turn to a vicious convict with an appetite for destruction and eerie eyes that can guide them through the darkness.
DVD 1655
Pitfall ; Woman in the dunes ; The face of another : three films by Hiroshi Teshigahara
Pitfall: When a miner leaves his employer and treks out with his young son to become a migrant worker, he finds himself moving from one eerie landscape to another, intermittently followed (and photographed) by an enigmatic man in a clean, white suit, and eventually coming face-to-face with his inescapable destiny. Woman in the dunes: An amateur entomologist leaves Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle that resides in a remote, vast desert. When he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night in the home of a young widow who lives in a hut at the bottom of a sand dune. The face of another: Okuyama, after being burned and disfigured in an industrial accident and estranged from his family and friends, agrees to his psychiatrist's radical experiment: a face transplant, created from the mold of a stranger. As Okuyama is thus further alienated from the world around him, he finds himself giving in to his darker temptations.
DVD 4824
Pixar short films collection.
Pixar short films collection volume 2 is the second DVD and Blu-ray compilation of the Pixar short animated films following the 2007 Pixar short films collection volume 1; It features 12 shorts that were released from 2007 through 2012, and it includes some student films from Pixar's directors as a bonus feature.
DVD 10255
Pixar short films collection.
Collection of thirteen short animated films made by Pixar Studios.
DVD 10257
Pixote
"Ten-year-old Pixote (Portuguese slang for 'Peewee') is one of three million homeless children in Brazil. Hauled off to a crowded detention center, wide-eyed Pixote witnesses rapes, beatings and other acts of random violence by both the guards and the inmates. With the transvestite Lilica and his lover Dito, Pixote escapes from the reform school where he and his friends hit the streets alone, embarking on a life of violence and crime."--Container.
DVD 1380
Pixote a lei do mais fraco /
"Ten-year-old Pixote (Portuguese slang for 'Peewee') is one of three million homeless children in Brazil. Hauled off to a crowded detention center, wide-eyed Pixote witnesses rapes, beatings and other acts of random violence by both the guards and the inmates. With the transvestite Lilica and his lover Dito, Pixote escapes from the reform school where he and his friends hit the streets alone, embarking on a life of violence and crime."--Container.
DVD 1380
Pixote : survival of the weakest
"Ten-year-old Pixote (Portuguese slang for 'Peewee') is one of three million homeless children in Brazil. Hauled off to a crowded detention center, wide-eyed Pixote witnesses rapes, beatings and other acts of random violence by both the guards and the inmates. With the transvestite Lilica and his lover Dito, Pixote escapes from the reform school where he and his friends hit the streets alone, embarking on a life of violence and crime."--Container.
DVD 1380
Pizza, beer & smokes
A gang of teenagers roam the slums until Sandra decides that she's had enough. Pregnant with El Cordobes' child, Sandra threatens to leave him if he doesn't straighten up. He decides to pull one more heist, but his plans go terribly wrong.
DVD 5257
Pizza, beer, smokes
A gang of teenagers roam the slums until Sandra decides that she's had enough. Pregnant with El Cordobes' child, Sandra threatens to leave him if he doesn't straighten up. He decides to pull one more heist, but his plans go terribly wrong.
DVD 5257
Pizza birra faso Pizza, beer, smokes /
A gang of teenagers roam the slums until Sandra decides that she's had enough. Pregnant with El Cordobes' child, Sandra threatens to leave him if he doesn't straighten up. He decides to pull one more heist, but his plans go terribly wrong.
DVD 5257
Placard The closet /
François Pignon, a very bland sort of man who works as an accountant in a condom factory, is about to be fired. His new neighbour comes up with an idea to prevent such a thing from happening: he creates photos and then spreads the rumor that François is gay so that the factory management might be afraid they'll be sued for sexual discrimination. Of course, nothing happens as it should, but the changes in François Pignon's life-- and other people's too - is drastic!
DVD 2146
Place at the table /
50 million people in the U.S. - one in four children - don't know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.
DVD 9569
Place beyond the pines
A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
DVD 9786
Place called Chiapas
Documentary on the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, Mexico filmed over an eight month period.
DVD 3368
Place in the land
Explores the evolution of land stewardship in America, as reflected in the property Billings Farm, through the work of George Perkins Marsh, Frederick Billings, and Laurance S. Rockefeller, successive residents of th estate.
DVD 12323
Place in the sun
George Stevens' stunning adaptation of Theodore Dreiser's An American tragedy garnered six Academy Awards and guaranteed immortality for screen lovers Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor. Clift is a poor young man determined to win a place in respectable society and the heart of beautiful socialite Elizabeth Taylor. Shelley Winters plays the factory girl whose dark secret threatens Clift's professional and romantic prospects. Consumed with fear and desire, Clift is ultimately driven to a desperate act of passion that unravels his world forever.
DVD 1711
Place of rage
Prominent black women comment upon experiences of African American women, upon racial discrimination and its effects upon the American culture and make suggestions which they hope will improve the future. Includes historical footage of civil rights movement in the 1960s.
DVD 8487
Place to call home
This drama follows Sarah Adams, a nurse returning to 1950s Australia after twenty years in Europe. A convert to Judaism, Sarah emerged from the horrors of World War II strong, principled, and defiant--a modern woman still bearing the weight of her past.
DVD 12399
Place to call home
A mysterious woman is perched between the harsh legacy of World War II and the hope of a new life in Australia.
DVD 12406
Place to call home
Against the backdrop of post-World War II Australia, Sarah Adams is a nurse who becomes involved in the affairs of the wealthy Bligh family. It is dealing with themes such as anti-Semitism, sexuality, and social class.
DVD 12407
Place to call home
Against the backdrop of post-World War II Australia, Sarah Adams is a nurse who becomes involved in the affairs of the wealthy Bligh family. Regina has ensnared Bligh patriarch and political aspirant George in marriage, but she continues to plot against Sarah, exploiting the rising fear of Communism to target her rival.
DVD 12408
Place to call home (Television program).
This drama follows Sarah Adams, a nurse returning to 1950s Australia after twenty years in Europe. A convert to Judaism, Sarah emerged from the horrors of World War II strong, principled, and defiant--a modern woman still bearing the weight of her past.
DVD 12399
Place to call home (Television program).
A mysterious woman is perched between the harsh legacy of World War II and the hope of a new life in Australia.
DVD 12406
Place to call home (Television program).
Against the backdrop of post-World War II Australia, Sarah Adams is a nurse who becomes involved in the affairs of the wealthy Bligh family. It is dealing with themes such as anti-Semitism, sexuality, and social class.
DVD 12407
Place Vendôme
Marianne is the wife of a famous diamond jeweler. When he suddenly commits suicide, she learns that the business is in shambles and she is drawn back into the jewel dealing world. Forced to sell a cache of stolen gems her husband hid in their home, she finds herself confronted by plenty of would-be suitors, including the Russian mafia and the De Beers diamond cartel.
DVD 1392
Place without limits
La Manuela, a transvestite, lives in a brothel run by his daughter. When his daughter is threatened, La Manuela steps in to protect her with tragic consequences.
DVD 4909
Placebo effect
The placebo effect has long enjoyed a notorious reputation. To attribute a cure to the placebo effect, was to consider that the illness was created in the mind of a hypochondriac. If a hypochondriac invented the illness, then a hypochondriac could invent the cure. Now, in scientific contradiction to these theories, studies carried out over recent decades reveal that the placebo effect can result in physiological changes in the human condition that are both observable and quantifiable. By means of a rigorous investigation this well researched program aims to shed fresh light on this powerful phenomenon that is associated with every medical act. See why major medical schools and institutions are exploring the exciting and formidable power for self-healing.
DVD 11637
Places in the heart
It's the 1930's in Waxahachie, Texas. Against this Depression-torn background unforgettable characters meet and collide. Its emotionally gripping story centers around Edna Spalding (Sally Fields) and her unending struggle against extraordinary hardships.
DVD 6509
Plafond de verre
Presents accounts of racial discrimination faced by the children of immigrants as they seek jobs in modern France. The film suggests several ways to increase employment equity, including affirmative action.
DVD 5882
Plages d'Agnès The beaches of Agnès /
An autobiographical reflection on art, life and the movies from director Agnès Varda. Varda takes beaches as her point of departure, and weaves photographs, vintage footage, film clips, and present-day sequences into a memorable voyage through her life, during which she confronts the joy of creation and the pain of personal loss, death and aging. It is a singular trip played out against the exciting context of the postwar explosion of cultural expression in France. She knew everyone: her colleagues in the French New Wave, the Black Panthers in California and even Jim Morrison, who would visit when in Paris.
DVD 6875
Plagiarism, power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times
"Tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked the New York Times and the entire world of journalism."--Container.
DVD 11873
Plagues & pleasures on the Salton Sea
Fabulously offbeat and refreshingly upbeat, this lovable film gets friendly with the natives of the Salton Sea, an inland ocean of massive fish kills, rotting resorts, and 120 degree nights located just minutes from urban South California.
DVD 5243
Plan 9 from Outer Space
DVD 932
Plan 9 from outer space
Plan 9 from outer space follows the alien-led zombie invasion as the aliens attempt, for the 9th time, to take over earth (79 min.). Flying saucers over Hollywood documents the creation of Ed Wood's cult classic (111 min.).
DVD 5369
Plan 9 from Outer Space bonus show: the Ed Wood Story!
DVD 932
Plan B : mobilizing to save civilization
"As fossil fuel prices rise, oil insecurity deepens, and concerns about climate change cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new energy economy is emerging. Wind, solar, and geothermal energy are replacing oil, coal, and natural gas, at a pace and on a scale we could not have imagined even a year ago. For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, we have begun investing in energy sources that can last forever. Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization explores both the nature of this transition to a new energy economy and its effect on our daily lives"--Container.
DVD 9007
Plan eat
"The story of three men's life-long search for a diet, which is good for our health, good for the environment and good for the future of the planet ... With the help of some innovative farmers and chefs, [this film] shows how the problems we face today can be solved without simply resorting to a diet of lentils and lettuce leaves"--Container.
DVD 8779
Plan nine from outer space
Plan 9 from outer space follows the alien-led zombie invasion as the aliens attempt, for the 9th time, to take over earth (79 min.). Flying saucers over Hollywood documents the creation of Ed Wood's cult classic (111 min.).
DVD 5369
Planeat
"The story of three men's life-long search for a diet, which is good for our health, good for the environment and good for the future of the planet ... With the help of some innovative farmers and chefs, [this film] shows how the problems we face today can be solved without simply resorting to a diet of lentils and lettuce leaves"--Container.
DVD 8779
Planes, trains and automobiles
Neal Page (Martin) wants to fly home to spend Thanksgiving with his family. Del Griffith (Candy) leads Page on a hilarious, cross-country, wild goose chase that keeps him from tasting his turkey.
DVD 2097
Planet B-boy
Set in the international world of B-boying - the urban dance more commonly known as 'breakdancing.' Weaving between the vivid backdrops of Osaka, Paris, Seoul and Las Vegas, unforgettable images frame the intimate stories of dancers who struggle for their dreams despite being misunderstood by the larger society and even their own families. An American dancer in Vegas looks for his big break; a Korean son seeks his father's approval; a twelve-year-old boy in France confronts his family's racism. All the dancers lives collide in Germany where their skills are put to the ultimate test: the "Battle of the year" finals, with crews from 18 nations vying for the title of World Champion.--Container.
DVD 7981
Planet Earth.
A stunning 11-part series that captures rare action, impossible locations, and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures.
DVD 5003
Planet Earth 2
This 2016 follow-up to the 2006 documentary mini-series "Planet Earth" examines the natural features and wildlife found in various parts of the world, each of the six episodes corresponding to a different category of natural or man-made terrain (e.g., island, mountain, jungle, urban area, etc.).
DVD 12182
Planet Earth II
This 2016 follow-up to the 2006 documentary mini-series "Planet Earth" examines the natural features and wildlife found in various parts of the world, each of the six episodes corresponding to a different category of natural or man-made terrain (e.g., island, mountain, jungle, urban area, etc.).
DVD 12182
Planet Earth II (Television program : 2016)
This 2016 follow-up to the 2006 documentary mini-series "Planet Earth" examines the natural features and wildlife found in various parts of the world, each of the six episodes corresponding to a different category of natural or man-made terrain (e.g., island, mountain, jungle, urban area, etc.).
DVD 12182
Planet Earth two
This 2016 follow-up to the 2006 documentary mini-series "Planet Earth" examines the natural features and wildlife found in various parts of the world, each of the six episodes corresponding to a different category of natural or man-made terrain (e.g., island, mountain, jungle, urban area, etc.).
DVD 12182
Planet eat
"The story of three men's life-long search for a diet, which is good for our health, good for the environment and good for the future of the planet ... With the help of some innovative farmers and chefs, [this film] shows how the problems we face today can be solved without simply resorting to a diet of lentils and lettuce leaves"--Container.
DVD 8779
Planet of the apes
Four American astronauts crashland on an unchartered planet and discover it is ruled by a race of intelligent apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Astronaut Taylor (Heston) soon finds himelf among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist (McDowall).
DVD 1383
Planet terror
A small town sheriffs' department has to deal with an outbreak of murderous, infected people called "sickos." Cherry Darling meets up again with her old lover, El Wray, just as their Texas town is being overrun by "sickos" with festering sores turning them into zombies. Cherry has El Wray's jacket, which she took with her when she left and he keeps trying to explain how he looked for it for two weeks and she keeps interrupting his story. Gun-legged Cherry and one-man wrecking crew El Wray try to save the world from a horde of flesh-eating zombies.
DVD 5300
Planète sauvage Fantastic planet /
In a future world, the Oms are dominated by the Traags, a super mechanized race. Then, one of the Oms manages to escape with a Traag knowledge device...
DVD 1665
Planets
Reveals a story of personal achievement and technological triumph, seen through the eyes of dozens of leading authorities on the leading edge of planetary exploration and on both sides of the high-stakes Cold War race into space. From our first glimpse of the dark side of the moon to the first high-risk dash through the rings of Saturn; from the search for extraterrestrial life to humanity's possible future on alien worlds, it's an epic journey of cosmic discovery, amazement and adventure.
DVD 1929
Planets (Television program)
Reveals a story of personal achievement and technological triumph, seen through the eyes of dozens of leading authorities on the leading edge of planetary exploration and on both sides of the high-stakes Cold War race into space. From our first glimpse of the dark side of the moon to the first high-risk dash through the rings of Saturn; from the search for extraterrestrial life to humanity's possible future on alien worlds, it's an epic journey of cosmic discovery, amazement and adventure.
DVD 1929
Plant the seed
A look at the fight to legalize industrial hemp, which can create an efficient use of energy, soil redemption, and reduction of landfills. Also includes the views of Willie Nelson, Ralph Nader, and environmental activist and actor Woody Harrelson, whose trial and acquittal for planting hemp seeds brought the issue to the mainstream media over a decade ago.
DVD 8945
Plants and the Cherokee
This program tells the story about the relationship between the Cherokee and the plants that are a part of their world. The first half depicts the close cultural connection to plants. The second part is devoted to the special stories of seven plants. Each story looks at the plant as it lives in the natural world, then explores the way in which the Cherokee people used and appreciated it. Also includes examples of Cherokee language.
DVD 11787
Plastic age
The Show Off is about a gullible woman who marries a pompous, incessantly boasting man against his family's wishes. The Plastic Age is about a fast living college girl during Prohibition.
DVD 2468
Plastic bag
"This short film by American director Ramin Bahrani (Goodbye Solo) traces the epic, existential journey of a plastic bag (voiced by Werner Herzog) searching for its lost maker, the woman who took it home from the store and eventually discarded it. Along the way, it encounters strange creatures, experiences love in the sky, grieves the loss of its beloved maker, and tries to grasp its purpose in the world. In the end, the wayward plastic bag wafts its way to the ocean, into the tides, and out into the Pacific Ocean trash vortex - a promised nirvana where it will settle among its own kind and gradually let the memories of its maker slip away."--futurestates.tv
DVD 9322
Plastic medicine men
Explores the popularization and commercialization of Native American spiritual traditions.
DVD 9829
Plastic paradise the great Pacific garbage patch /
Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet its become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined.
DVD 10664
Plastic the real sea monster /
"We know a great deal about plastic. But many questions remain. Scientists have noticed that the amount of plastics in the ocean gyres has remained constant for the past twenty years, leaving millions of tons unaccounted for. Where has the plastic gone? The world's scientist's are on the verge of solving a mystery that might uncover one of the biggest ecological disasters of our times"--Container.
DVD 10119
Plastic : the real seamonster
"We know a great deal about plastic. But many questions remain. Scientists have noticed that the amount of plastics in the ocean gyres has remained constant for the past twenty years, leaving millions of tons unaccounted for. Where has the plastic gone? The world's scientist's are on the verge of solving a mystery that might uncover one of the biggest ecological disasters of our times"--Container.
DVD 10119
Plata quemada Burnt money /
When two gay thugs Angel (Eduardo Noriega) and El Nene (Leonardo Sharaglia) join a plan to hold up an armored truck with a group of seasoned gangsters, their love and loyalty to each other is tested. Angel is wounded by police gunfire during the robbery, forcing El Nene to kill them all in a fit of rage. Things become complicated when they escape to Uruguay and the police threaten to torture the driver's moll if she doesn't tell them where they are. With their pictures plastered on the cover of every paper, drowning in drugs and aldohol, the gang begins to bicker. Against his boss's wishes El Nene leaves the apartment and roams the streets where he meets a prostitute named Giselle (Leticia Bredice) in whom he begins to trust.
DVD 1031
Platoon
Follows young Chris Taylor who arrives in Vietnam and quickly discovers that his worst enemies are not just the Viet Cong, but gnawing fear, physical exhaustion, and the anger growing within himself.
DVD 1602
Play again
"One generation from now most people in the U.S. will have spent more time in the virtual world than in nature ... At a time when children play more behind screens than outside, Play again explores the changing balance between the virtual and natural worlds ... This moving and humorous documentary follows six teenagers who, like the average American child, spend five to fifteen hours a day behind screens. Play again unplugs these teens and takes them on their first wilderness adventure -- no electricity, no cell phone coverage, no virtual reality"--Ground Productions web site.
DVD 7922
Play away
"To mark the conclusion of their 'Third World Week' celebration, a cricket team in a small English village invites a West Indian cricket team from South London to a charity game. The encouter proves to be rather comical"--Container.
DVD 7728
Play it again, Sam
A movie buff periodically receives tips from the spirit of Humphrey Bogart on how to make it with women.
DVD 1853
Play Misty for me
A popular DJ's life and happiness are threatened when he rejects the advances of an infatuated, emotionally disturbed fan.
DVD 7869
Play time
Modern Paris, a city of glass, steel and the encroaching age of technology. Admist the babble of tourists, the endearingly clumsy Monsieur Hulot tries to reconcile the old-fashioned ways with the confusing new ways.
DVD 4502
Playboy after dark
"In 1959 Hugh Hefner produced Playboy's Penthouse T.V. show which proved to be the first of its kind. The format was modeled on a hip swinging bachelor party and the guests included the kings and queens of the world of entertainment who were all gathered in an impromptu style party."--Publisher's website.
DVD 5604
Player
A celebrity-studded thriller of murderous obsession among Hollywood's glamorous elite.
DVD 525
Playing away
"To mark the conclusion of their 'Third World Week' celebration, a cricket team in a small English village invites a West Indian cricket team from South London to a charity game. The encouter proves to be rather comical"--Container.
DVD 7728
Playing for the mob
Set in the seemingly golden world of college basketball, this intriguing film tells the true story behind the 1990 Martin Scorsese classic, Goodfellas, and how mobster Henry Hill helped orchestrate fixing of Boston College basketball games during the 1978-79 season.
DVD 11858
Playing unfair the media image of the female athlete /
It has been 30 years since Title IX legislation granted women equal playing time, but the male-dominated world of sports journalism has yet to catch up with the law. Coverage of women's sports lags far behind men's and focuses on female athletes' femininity and sexuality over their achievements on the court and field.
DVD 6833
Playtime
Modern Paris, a city of glass, steel and the encroaching age of technology. Admist the babble of tourists, the endearingly clumsy Monsieur Hulot tries to reconcile the old-fashioned ways with the confusing new ways.
DVD 4502
Plea
Examines the prevalence of plea bargaining in the American justice system, and the failures of justice that result when the practice is misused. Nearly 95 percent of all cases resulting in felony convictions never reach a jury, but instead are settled through plea bargains, in which a defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for a reduced sentence. Critics contend that the push to resolve cases through plea bargains jeopardizes the constitutional rights of defendants, who may be pressured to admit their guilt whether they are guilty or not.
DVD 10236
Pleasantville
A brother and sister are magically transported through their television set and into the black-and-white world of a 1950s sitcom called Pleasantville. Soon they affect this environment with their worldly sensibilities, and people and things slowly begin to acquire color.
DVD 465
Please give
Kate has a lot on her mind. There's the ethics problem of buying furniture at estate sales and marking it up at her Manhattan store. There's the materialism problem of not wanting her teenage daughter to want the expensive things that she wants. There's the marriage problem of sharing a partnership in parenting, business, and life with husband Alex but sensing doubt nibbling at the foundations. And worst of all are the neighbors, cranky, old Andra and the two granddaughters who look after her.
DVD 7743
Please vote for me
Two males and a female vie for office. They indulge in low blows, character assassination and gestures of goodwill, all while gauging their standing with voters. The setting is a third-grade class at an elementary school in the city of Wuhan in central China. Chronicles a public school's first open elections.
DVD 6682
Pledge
A veteran police detective, on the day of his retirement, handles the case of a seven-year-old girl who has been brutally murdered. When a mentally retarded man confesses to the murder and then kills himself, the detectives consider the case closed, but was he actually the murderer? Before long evidence is uncovered that suggests the girl was just one in a series of brutal killings involving young girls and a mysterious man.
DVD 12002
Plenty
Susan Traherne returns to her home in post-war Britain haunted by her experiences as a resistance fighter in occupied France.
DVD 2153
Pluralism in America
Dr. Eck considers the essential question facing American society to be how Americans of all faiths and beliefs can engage with one another to shape a country of positive pluralism. The great diversity of religious beliefs in the U.S. has become what she calls "Main Street phenomenon," and she addresses religious pluralism in terms of global, national, civic and theological issues.
DVD 6304
Plus tard One day you'll understand /
As the 1987 trial of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie unfolds on television, Victor Bastien reviews old family documents and finds a distressing "Aryan declaration" authored by his late father. This new discovery throws Victor's conception of his family's history into darkness. His mother, Rivka, keeps a stubborn silence about the past, while Tania, his sister, defends their father's declaration. At the same time, Victor's wife and children grow concerned about his increasing distraction. Burning with the need to unearth the truth, Victor takes his family to the tiny village where Rivka's parents were forced to hide during the war.
DVD 6745
Pocahontas II
Young Pocahontas must bridge the gap between her tribe and the settlers of Jamestown.
DVD 466
Pocahontas Pocahontas II : journey to a new world /
Young Pocahontas must bridge the gap between her tribe and the settlers of Jamestown.
DVD 466
Poetic justice
A mismatched pair pushed together on a road trip from South Central L.A. to Oakland find themselves reluctantly attracted to each other, when they are confronted once again by the shocking violence they thought they'd left behind.
DVD 2164
Poetry & the teaching of foreign languages
Live and unrehearsed tapings of classes at Harvard and MIT demonstrating a variety of effective teaching techniques for the presentation of poetry as a literary genre and as a vehicle for acquiring greater proficiency in a foreign language.
DVD 8628
Poetry in motion
A performance film of contemporary poets which celebrates poetry's ancient oral tradition. Here twenty-four leading North American poets sing, chant and read from their own works.
DVD 2211
Point of order
A compilation of TV coverage of the 1954 McCarthy-Army hearings, where the Army accuses Senator McCarthy of improperly pressuring the Army for special treatment of one of the senator's aides.
DVD 3901
Poison
Part horror film, part drama, part exposé, with an offbeat morality Poison examines the motives behind a seven-year-old boy's murder of his father, relates the story of a scientist who isolates the sex drive in liquid form, and graphically explores the sexually obsessive relationship between two prison inmates.
DVD 2165
Poison gas
"This program examines the possible consequences of human kind creating new gases, along with altering the composition of the atmosphere by building dams and removing forests"--Container.
DVD 10264
Poisoned waters
"More than three decades after the Clean Water Act, two iconic waterways -- the great coastal estuaries of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay -- are in perilous condition. With polluted runoff still flowing in from industry, agriculture and massive suburban development, scientists fear contamination to the food chain and drinking water for millions of people. A growing list of endangered species also is threatened in both estuaries. [This film] examines the rising hazards to human health and the ecosystem and why it's so hard to keep our waters clean." -- Container.
DVD 7007
Pokémon Indigo League.
Enjoy the Pokemon story from the beginning! Meet our hero, Ash, in his native Pallet Town where boys and girls are encouraged to begin their Pokemon journeys!
DVD 5757
Pokolenie A generation /
The story of a cocky Polish youth who decides to fight the Nazis after he falls for a pretty resistance leader. As he and his friends help escapees during the Warsaw ghetto uprising, the innocence of a generation is lost under the grueling conditions of war.
DVD 3643
Pokłosie
Two brothers, trying to unearth a secret from the days of the German occupation, come into conflict with the people of their village.
DVD 10057
Pola X
A young, successful author is haunted by a recurring dream of a woman obscured in darkness.
DVD 1395
Poland / Kolbuszowa
Two short films profiling Jewish shtetls in Poland prior to the Holocaust.
DVD 11841
Polar Express
When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
DVD 6143
Polar Express (Motion picture)
When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
DVD 6143
Poldark
It's 1783, and Ross Poldark has returned home from the American Revolutionary War to find England in the grip of recession and his beloved Cornwall on its knees. His father is dead, his family's land and copper mines are in ruins, and his childhood sweetheart is about to marry his first cousin. Feeling betrayed by everything he loves, Ross must rebuild his life, embarking on a risky business venture, facing new adversaries, and finding love where he least expects it. Based on the novels by Winston Graham and set against the dramatic Cornish coastline, this striking saga stars Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) as Ross Poldark, Eleanor Tomlinson (Death Comes to Pemberley) as the fiery Demelza, and includes a special appearance by Robin Ellis, who played the original Ross Poldark in the 1970s.
DVD 11254
Poldark
Poldark, the drama that has become a cultural phenomenon, continues for a second season on the stunning beaches of Cornwall. It's 1790 and there is riot and revolution in the air. Ross Poldark, the character redefined by the smoldering Aidan Turner, must fight for his freedom when George Warleggan tries to have him hanged as a revolutionary. While Francis and Elizabeth watch on in horror, can Demelza save Ross from himself?
DVD 12121
Poldark (Television program : 2015)
It's 1783, and Ross Poldark has returned home from the American Revolutionary War to find England in the grip of recession and his beloved Cornwall on its knees. His father is dead, his family's land and copper mines are in ruins, and his childhood sweetheart is about to marry his first cousin. Feeling betrayed by everything he loves, Ross must rebuild his life, embarking on a risky business venture, facing new adversaries, and finding love where he least expects it. Based on the novels by Winston Graham and set against the dramatic Cornish coastline, this striking saga stars Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) as Ross Poldark, Eleanor Tomlinson (Death Comes to Pemberley) as the fiery Demelza, and includes a special appearance by Robin Ellis, who played the original Ross Poldark in the 1970s.
DVD 11254
Police Academy
The mayor decides to loosen the restrictions at the Police Academy. Soon, the new class is overrun with misfits and losers, including Carey Mahoney, who must choose between the force or jail; Karen, a pretty cadet whom Mahoney has his eye on; Moses Hightower, a mountain of a man who likes to tend flowers; and Larvell Jones, who has the ability to imitate the sound of practically anything. Commandant Lassard and Lt. Harris, are not thrilled with their new charges, but as they try to wash their hands of the cadets, Mahoney and his classmates become all the more determined to make good.
DVD 202
Police, adjective
Cristi is a young undercover cop who undergoes a crisis of conscience when he is pressured to arrest a teenager who offers hash to classmates. Not wanting to ruin the life of a young man he considers merely irresponsible, Cristi must either allow the arrest to weigh on his conscience or face censure by his serious superior, for whom the word 'conscience' has an entirely different meaning.
DVD 8288
Police Woman.
In this spin-off of the series 'Police Story', Sgt. Pepper Anderson is a tough, sexy undercover cop. This show was TV's first successful drama series to feature a woman in the title role.
DVD 5607
Polio crusade
This film interweaves the personal accounts of polio survivors with the story of an ardent crusader who tirelessly fought on their behalf. Features interviews with historians, scientists, polio survivors, and the only surviving scientist from the core research team that developed the Salk vaccine, Julius Youngner.
DVD 7664
Polish Campaign
An English language version of a German documentary film on the German invasion of Poland in 1939.
DVD 11621
Political animals the complete series.
Politicians are a breed of their own, striving to serve their country while their personal dramas play out under the media spotlight's glare. Elaine Barrish Hammond, a former first lady to the president and current Secretary of State, struggles to keep her family together as she deflects probing questions from journalist Susan Berg. Watch the captivating First Family weather the all-too-real dynamics of political and personal life with grit, intelligence, and vulnerable honesty.
DVD 9932
Political asylum in the US, who deserves it? Who gets it? Who decides it
Explores the workings of the American Immigration and Naturalization Service which decide the fates of thousands of asylum-seekers.
DVD 6650
Politics of writing a historical novel /
Dr. Emma Pérez is a historian, feminist theorist, and novelist. She is well known for her novel, Gulf Dreams, which explores how racism, gender oppression and homophobia affect a Mexican-American community in rural Texas. Since it is one of the first Chicana lesbian novels to be published, the novel is assigned throughout the nation in Gay and Lesbian literature classes as well as in Chicano/a literature classes. Literary critics have also written about Gulf Dreams and its contribution to both Chicano/a literature and queer literature. Her theoretical writing and essays are also widely studied.
DVD 6069
Politics, power, and the birth of the Dalai Lama
Explores the of the influence of Buddhism on Tibetan history. Examines the Lhasa/Shigatse power struggle, the intervention of Genghis Khan, subsequent Tibetan alliances with Kublai and Altan Khan to contain Chinese political aspirations, and the establishment of the institution of the Dalai lamas.
DVD 5392
Politiki kouzina
Fanis, a forty-year-old astrophysics professor, journeys back to his childhood home. In affectionate, uplifting scenes, it portrays Fanis' relationship with his beloved grandfather, who teaches him about cooking with spices; the pain he suffered from being thrown out of Turkey at an early age, and the difficulties his family faced as they adjusted to life in Greece.
DVD 7825
Politist, adjectiv Police, adjective /
Cristi is a young undercover cop who undergoes a crisis of conscience when he is pressured to arrest a teenager who offers hash to classmates. Not wanting to ruin the life of a young man he considers merely irresponsible, Cristi must either allow the arrest to weigh on his conscience or face censure by his serious superior, for whom the word 'conscience' has an entirely different meaning.
DVD 8288
Pollock
"Fellow artists and lovers Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner are at the center of New York's 1940's art scene, but as Krasner neglects her work to push Pollock's career forward, Pollock begins to unravel emotionally. Pollock and Krasner escape to the country to marry, and soon, Pollock creates the work that makes him the first internationally-famous modern painter in America. But with fame and fortune comes a volatile temper and severe self-doubt; before long, Pollock's life threatens to explode"--Container.
DVD 1306
Poltergeist
Life is very pleasant for a California family until a host of other-worldly forces invades their peaceful suburban home. Their house is turned into a supernatural sideshow, and if the family doesn't clear out, they will be swept off into nightmarish chaos.
DVD 467
Poltergeist
Poltergeist investigates four very different cases of paranormal incidents looking for answers. In most cases, there is undeniable, physical evidence that something happened the real world was affected. But by what?
DVD 8483
Pom poko
An extraordinary tale of transformation and hope is told as the human world begins to encroach upon the animal world. When the racoons of the Tama Hills are forced from their homes by encroaching houses and shopping malls, they band together and perfect the ancient art of transformation until they are able to appear as humans.
DVD 9757
Pompeii the last day /
Recreates the greatest natural disaster of the ancient world--the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, almost 2000 years ago in AD79.
DVD 11326
Ponette
Sent to live with her relatives, Ponette experiences the hopes, dreams and fears of a child following the loss of a parent. Ultimately, it is her faith, love and strength of character that enables Ponette to triumphantly overcome her tragedy. In French with English subtitles.
DVD 710
Pontiac rebellion
Portrays the Pontiac rebellion of 1763-1765.
DVD 3953
Ponyo
A young boy named Sosuke rescues a goldfish named Ponyo, and they embark on a fantastic journey of friendship before Ponyo's father forces her to return to the sea. Ponyo's desire to be human upsets the balance of nature and only Ponyo's mother, a beautiful sea goddess, can restore nature's balance and make Ponyo's dreams come true.
DVD 7322
Pool /
A "room boy" working at a hotel in Panjim, Goa, sees from his mango-tree perch a luxuriant garden and shimmering pool hidden behind a wall. In making whatever efforts he can to better himself, Venkatesh offers his services to the wealthy owner of the place of his dreams.
DVD 10194
Pool (Motion picture : 1997)
A "room boy" working at a hotel in Panjim, Goa, sees from his mango-tree perch a luxuriant garden and shimmering pool hidden behind a wall. In making whatever efforts he can to better himself, Venkatesh offers his services to the wealthy owner of the place of his dreams.
DVD 10194
Poongsan
"Poongsan has the unenviable - and death-defying - job of delivering messages across the North and South Korean border to separated families. When South Korean government agents ask him to smuggle in In-oak, the lover of a high-ranking North Korean defector, into the South, the damsel and rescuer fall in love instead."--IMDb.
DVD 10516
Poor us an animated history of poverty /
"Economist Jeffrey Sachs has pointed out that for most of history, "everybody in the world was poor." As societies grew richer, they formed different attitudes toward poverty. The Greeks thought it played an essential role in society, whereas the Chinese developed sophisticated programs to prevent famine and extreme need. And though the Industrial Revolution promised an end to hunger, it may have ended up widening the gap between rich and poor. This animated film takes a look at the history of poverty, from Paleolithic times through to today's era of financial meltdowns, examining the variety of perspectives about it, what drives it, and what might halt it for good."--Container.
DVD 10649
Pop & me
A father and son filmmaking team travel the world collecting candid and touching stories from fathers and sons, including Julian Lennon talking about his famous father John Lennon.
DVD 2836
Pope's toilet
"In Melo, a poor Uruguyan country village near the Brazilian border, several men earn their living from contraband, mostly transported on bicycles. One of them, Beto, is getting too old for heavy freights but hopes to a earn a motorbike. The idea is to build and charge money for the use of a proper lavatory at the occasion of the first-ever papal visit to Urugay, as is holiness is expected to pass through Melo where he may be cheered by hordes of Catholic Brazilians." IMDB.
DVD 9262
Popeye
America's favorite spinach-eating sailor man, Popeye, and his sweetheart, Olive Oyl, find new ways to outwit bully Bluto in eighteen fun-filled, action packed cartoon episodes.
DVD 1176
Popeye
Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Bluto and others join Popeye in his adventures in the harbor town of Sweethaven.
DVD 3474
Popiół i diament Ashes and diamonds /
Rural Poland, on the last days of World War II. The Nazis have surrendered, and the Red Army has criss-crossed the country. With the battle against the Nazis over, a new struggle emerges against the communists. A group of Polish patriots boldy set out to assassinate a mid-level communist-party functionary. Macick is the trigger man, but when he spots a blonde behind the bar, his priorities change.
DVD 2974
Popiół i diament Ashes and diamonds /
Rural Poland, on the last days of World War II. The Nazis have surrendered, and the Red Army has criss-crossed the country. With the battle against the Nazis over, a new struggle emerges against the communists. A group of Polish patriots boldy set out to assassinate a mid-level communist-party functionary. Macick is the trigger man, but when he spots a blonde behind the bar, his priorities change.
DVD 3453
Poppoya
A faithful railway man works at the end of a desolate railway line, at the end of his career. Saddened by the death of his daughter and wife, he finds new meaning when he meets three girls of different ages.
DVD 1420
Poppoya-Railroad man
A faithful railway man works at the end of a desolate railway line, at the end of his career. Saddened by the death of his daughter and wife, he finds new meaning when he meets three girls of different ages.
DVD 1420
Population bomb
Based on Erlich's best-selling book, The Population Bomb, the program features compelling archival footage from around the world, as well as interviews with Ehrlich, his colleagues, and his critics.
DVD 6886
Por si no te vuelvo a ver If I never see you again /
Un quinteto de ancianos se escapa de una clínica en busca de un sueño común, de tocar música en público. A quintet of elderly men escapes from a nursing home in search of a common dream of playing their music in public.
DVD 1036
Porcile
Story of a cannibal in a medieval wasteland interwoven with that of the son of an ex-Nazi industrialist in modern day Germany, who is more attracted to pigs than his fiance.
DVD 2703
Porco Rosso
Slouching towards middle age, Porco Rosso makes his living by flying about in his red bi-plane and fighting sky bandits who prey on cruise ships sailing the Adriatic. When he's not engaging in dog fights, this pilot lives on a deserted island retreat. Porco was once a strappling young man, but after his entire squardron was wiped out, he is mysteriously transformed into a pig. Then he is defeated in a dogfight against a dashing American rival, who has been hired by the dastardly bandits. With his plane damaged, he finds a repair hanger near Milan where a local woman fixes his plane.
DVD 6314
Pornographers
A small time porno filmmaker in Osaka, struggles to cope with the corrupt sexual mores in his family, the world outside, and in himself. He peddles his films to condescending executives and panders a little on the side, believing he provides a socially valuable service.
DVD 3387
Pornography of everyday life
"'Pornography' (the sexualized domination and objectification of women and others put in the role of women) is really a mainstream worldview...Pornography as such appears not only in overt, but also in everyday forms like ads and other forms of pop culture. While pornographic imagery is usually thought to be the opposite of religion, it actually is a form of patriarchal religion and works by appropriating previously sacred icons and images of women, sex, and the feminine principle and then profaning and defaming them."--GenderTalk website #575.
DVD 5766
Pornography, sexuality & relationships
"Once relegated to the margins of society, pornography has emerged as one of the most visible and profitable sectors of the cultural industries, assuming an unprecedented role in the mainstream of our popular culture at the same time that its content has become more extreme and harsh, more overtly sexist and racist. This eye-opening and disturbing film places the voices of critics, producers, and performers alongside the observations of men and women as they candidly discuss the role pornography has played in shaping their sexual imaginations and relationships. [The film] moves beyond the liberal versus conservative debates so common in the culture to paint a myth-busting and nuanced portrait of how pleasure and pain, commerce and power, liberty and responsibility have become intertwined in the most intimate areas of our lives"--Container.
DVD 4708
Porraimos Europe's Gypsies in the Holocaust /
"Chronicles the Roma (Gypsy) Holocaust--Porraimos, or "the devouring" which shows how the pseudo-science of eugenics was used to persecute not only the Jews, but also Gypsies."--Container.
DVD 4931
Port of shadows
Down a foggy, desolate road to the port city of Le Havre travels Jean, an army deserter looking for another chance to make good in life. Fate, however, has a different plan for him, as both acts of revenge and kindness render him front-page news. Portrays an underworld of lonely souls wrestling with their own destinies.
DVD 3197
Portland : quest for the livable city
Chronicles the complex challenges of becoming a more sustainable metropolis and shows the difficulties of planning in the 21st century as cities confront issues of economic development, gentrification, local food and farming, property rights, preservation, and civic participation.
DVD 6997
Portrait.
What first appear to be photographs of elderly Russian peasants and farmers, becomes an evocative meditation on old Russia and new, a snapshot of a disappearing way of life. As they stand in their work clothes, often with tools by their side, looking into the camera, this remarkable film with poetic rigor, captures a people, a world, that is quickly vanishing.
DVD 5153
Portrait and concert
A child prodigy in Habsburg Vienna, Korngold was a musical sensation in Europe during the 1920's. Later, stranded in America by the rise of fascism, he found new fame as the inventor of the lush Hollywood film score. Clips from films such as the Errol Flynn swashbuckers Robin Hood and The Sea Hawk are included. The videodisc includes a concert featuring a selection of Korngold's concertos for cello and violin and extracts from his early piano works.
DVD 3170
Portrait of a killer
A series of laboratory and field experiments demonstrated that stress, long thought to be an exclusively psychological phenomenon, is measurable and dangerous on a physical level. Stanford neurobiologist Dr. Robert Sapolsky studied baboons (Papio) on the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya, measuring their levels of stress hormones caused by social hierarchies. Sapolsky found that the hormones adrenaline and glucocorticoid increase in subordinate troop members, and dominant males had significantly lower blood pressure and heart rates. Also working with nonhuman primate models, Dr. Carol Shively of Wake Forest University examined the arteries of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Corroborating Sapolsky's findings, Shively demonstrated that subordinate macaques have higher plaque levels in arteries, potentially increasing the risk for heart attack. These results were compared to a long-term human study, directed by Sir Michael Marmot of the University of London Medical School. Tracking the health of British Civil Servants, Marmot found that that humans lower in the workplace hierarchy had higher stress levels, and higher rates of sickness. Several researchers took these results a step further, focusing in on how stress affects mothers. Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel of the University of California-San Francisco found that chronic high stress in mothers shortened telomeres in chromosomes, potentially producing lifelong consequences. In all of these studies, researchers found that stress and its harmful effects can be reduced by social interaction, and that grooming, playing, and equal social rank in nonhuman primates produced positive health effects.
DVD 9611
Portrait of a lady
Isabel Archer is a young woman of daring independence and equally fierce desires. But her head-strong innocence is no match for the manipulations of her duplicitous friend Madame Merle and the devious Gilbert Osmond.
DVD 26
Portrait of a lady
Isabel Archer is a beautiful, spirited American who is brought to Europe by her wealthy Aunt Touchett. It is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel is resolved to determine her own fate and she does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. Then she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond, who, beneath his veneer of charm and cultivation, is cruelty itself.
DVD 10246
Portrait of a woman as artist
Presents the life and philosophy of Anaïs Nin, foremost exponent of the twentieth-century's greatest art form: the art of the person.
DVD 6991
Portrait of an assassin
Carnival daredevil Fabius is tired of his dangerous job and his nagging wife, whom he jealously suspects of having an affair. A botched attempt to kill her accidentally wounds the seductive carnival owner Catherine, a woman turned on by reckless men. When he falls for Catherine, Fabius decides to stay with the carnival. But he must still deal with his troublesome wife, as well as Eric, one of Catherine's former lovers, now hopelessly paralyzed.
DVD 1000
Portrait of Black transmen
A documentary that explores the lives of six Black transgender men living in the United States through the intimate stories of their lives as artists, students, husbands, fathers, lawyers, and teachers.
DVD 10573
Portrait of Ireland
A loving look at Ireland's old world pubs and villages, highlighted by aerials over Ireland's dramatic shores and cliffs, historic rock-walled countrysides, mystical ruins and castles. Accompanied by instrumental and vocal music without narration.
DVD 1374
Portrait of Jason
The subject and constant object of this film is male prostitute Jason Holliday giving a stream-of-consciousness "confession" of his life. He performs a pas de deux with the process of making the film: questions from the director and crew are heard, the crew laughs with him at his jokes, at times the camera runs out of film but the sound continues, with black leader replacing the picture. The film itself was shot over a twelve-hour period. Jason recounts tales from his life that define his identity. He describes how he changed his name to change his identity; work he held in the past as a houseboy to wealthy people; his homosexuality and the gay subculture in San Francisco and New York; visits to a psychiatrist; his love for alcohol; his aspiration to be a nightclub entertainer. He gives examples of his nightclub act, imitating female entertainers and movie roles such as Mae West and Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the wind. Towards the end, he is accused by an off-screen voice of being a liar. This brings him to tears, pleading to be loved. The filmmaker's voice ends the film by saying "The end."
DVD 4615
Portrait of Jason
This portrait of Jason Holliday, a black gay prostitute who dreams of a career as a nightclub performer, is drawn from twelve consecutive hours of filming in a New York City apartment. As he reminisces about his life, Holliday discusses his homosexuality and the gay subcultures in San Francisco and New York. He jokes with the off-screen filmmaker and crew and maintains a sense of humor even as he recalls hustling, heroin addiction, and jail time. Holliday also performs for the camera, impersonating female entertainers and movie personalities such as Mae West, Butterfly McQueen, and Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the wind.
DVD 12262
Portrait of Jennie
An artist meets a schoolgirl in Central Park who has a mysterious air about her. What follows is an unforgettable love story.
DVD 3287
Portrait of Paul Erdős
A documentary filmed in England, Hungary, Poland and the United States over a period of four years presenting mathematician Paul Erdős's mathematical quest in its personal and philosophical dimensions, and the tragic historical events that molded his life.
DVD 2566
Portrait of Teresa
Teresa is a housewife and mother whose involvement in political and cultural groups incurs the displeasure of her husband.
DVD 10220
Portrait of Wally
"In 1939, Nazis seized control of Austrian art collector Lea Bondi's beloved Egon Schiele painting 'Portrait of Wally.' For 70 years the Bondi family fought to reclaim the painting in a battle that pitted them against the likes of the Austrian government, billionaire art collectors, MoMA, and NPR."--from insert.
DVD 9340
Portraits chinois Shadowplay /
An amusing look at a circle of friends in Paris and their romantic difficulties.
DVD 3804
Portret
What first appear to be photographs of elderly Russian peasants and farmers, becomes an evocative meditation on old Russia and new, a snapshot of a disappearing way of life. As they stand in their work clothes, often with tools by their side, looking into the camera, this remarkable film with poetic rigor, captures a people, a world, that is quickly vanishing.
DVD 5153
Poseidon
Over 2,000 passengers and crew are celebrating New Year's Eve aboard the luxury cruise ship 'Poseidon' on the open sea. Without warning, at midnight, a rogue wave hundreds of feet high, slams into the ship and rolls it upside down. Most of the passengers and crew are killed outright, but several hundred remain alive in the ballroom, where the party was being held. Realizing their only hope of rescue lies at the surface of the water, a handful of survivors, led by Dylan and Robert start to make their way past falling debris, flash fires, and the ever-present threat of flooding. Their destination is the ship's propeller shafts.
DVD 2269
Poseidon adventure
DVD 526
Poselenie
This visually arresting documentary about a strange community in the Russian countryside, shows residents of a rural settlement seemingly involved in everyday farm work -- harvesting fields, chopping wood, working at a sawmill and maintaining the property. Yet, as the film evolves, the viewer comes to realize that the workers, are in fact, patients. Their daily chores serve only therapeutic purposes. Suffused with the sounds and rhythms of rural life, is the film a parable of post-Soviet society or simply a testament to the importance of nature in modern lives?
DVD 5154
Poslední motýl
Wartime, 1944, and Europe is brutalized by the horror of Nazi aggression and inhumanity. In the tiny Czech village of Terezin, the Nazis plan a propaganda coup to reshape international opinion. In order to reassure a Red Cross delegation and to show the caring face of Nazism, Hitler has given the village to Jewish settlers as a place where they can live in freedom. To provide a convincing "show", the Nazis have plucked French mime, Antoine, from his waning career and ordered him to put on the greatest show of his life.
DVD 2053
Posse
Western about a mostly black posse who do battle with a pompous, racist colonel, and a vicious white sheriff who wants to take over a peaceful black frontier settlement.
DVD 5820
Possessing the secret of joy
Alice Walker talks about her novel "Possessing the secret of joy" which addresses issues of female genital mutilation, and social protest in Africa and America. Filmed segments, including archival film, illustrates some of the points made.
DVD 2316
Possession
Roland is an academic researcher who discovers some important letters written by a famous Victorian poet, Randolph Henry Ash. Ash was presumed to have been totally devoted to his wife, but Roland finds letters written to another unnamed woman, and soon determines that the intended recipient was another, less well-known poet, Christabel LaMotte. Roland contacts Maud, an expert on LaMotte's life and work. Despite her skepticism, the two begin to investigate, and uncover a wealth of information about the affair between the two poets.
DVD 6338
Possible films short works by Hal Hartley, 1994-2004.
Six previously unreleased short films and videos. From the quiet and thoughtful to the loud and ridiculous, this arresting collection of short work by Hal Hartley reveals the tireless experimentation, curiousity, and playfulness that lies behind his many feature films.
DVD 3475
Possible U.S. military draft : with Will Miller.
University of Vermont philosophy professor, Will Miller discusses a possible military draft in the United States.
DVD 3087
Post-horse
Seven-year old Lekha lives in a remote Russian Pomor village on the Onega Coast of White Sea. He learns a thing or two, accompanies his parents in driving a post-horse and rhymes songs about his tough life.
DVD 7615
Post mortem
In Chile, 1973, during the last days of Salvador Allende's presidency, an unassuming, apolitical employee at a morgue's recording office becomes obsessed with his neighbor, a dancehall girl involved with a band of left-wing activists--activists who begin to clog his own morgue as they are hunted down by the authorities after the coup that installs Augusto Pinochet. A brilliant, black-humored portrait of a man whose own breakdown mirrors that of his country's.
DVD 11128
Post-war hopes, cold war dreams
Describes life in America after World War II, a time of rash optimism and neuroses. While the dollar was strong and everyday life improved, the 1950's also saw the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the loss of China to Communism, the Korean War and the Red Scare.
DVD 12367
Post-war hopes, cold war fears
Describes life in America after World War II, a time of rash optimism and neuroses. While the dollar was strong and everyday life improved, the 1950's also saw the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the loss of China to Communism, the Korean War and the Red Scare.
DVD 12367
Postcards from the edge
Based on the novel by Carrie Fisher about her life in the Hollywood fast lane. Suzanne Vale is a wise-cracking, vulnerable actress determined to jump start her failing career. Her mother, an aging movie star is the definitive portrait of Hollywood's gutsy glamour queens and, of course, offers her daughter only razor sharp humor and searing honesty.
DVD 1674
Poster girl
Poster girl: The story of Robynn Murray, an all-American high-school cheerleader turned "poster girl" for women in combat, distinguished by Army Magazine's cover shot. Now home from Iraq, her tough-as-nails exterior begins to crack, leaving Robynn struggling with the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Shot and directed by first-time filmmaker Sara Nesson, POSTER GIRL is an emotionally raw documentary that follows Robynn over the course of two years as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery and redemption, using art and poetry to redefine her life. Iraq paper scissors: A documentary film that takes us into the lives of five Iraq War veterans struggling with PTSD as they discover that they have dreams and talents beyond machine guns and combat. Through the Combat Paper Project, these young vets have created a unique way to cope, by transforming their combat uniforms into paper, books and art. Expressing themselves as artist and individuals, those who have served are refusing to be forgotten and more importantly, hoping to be understood.
DVD 8914
Postino The postman /
The postman, Mario, enlists the aid of the poet Pablo Neruda to conquer the heart of the beautiful Beatrice.
DVD 744
Postman
The postman, Mario, enlists the aid of the poet Pablo Neruda to conquer the heart of the beautiful Beatrice.
DVD 744
Postman always rings twice
Frank Chambers (John Garfield) is a drifter who lands at a roadside gas station owned by jolly old Nick Smith (Cecil Kellaway) and his young, blonde wife Cora (Lana Turner). In a matter of minutes, Frank and Cora fall in love, and plot to murder Nick. Eventually wedding bells ring, the body count rises, and the gavel slams-of course, nothing ever goes as planned. Part of what makes the film noir is watching the characters react, as their plans are derailed one by one.
DVD 7079
Postman always rings twice
Frank Chambers (Jack Nicholson) is a drifter who lands at a roadside gas station owned by jolly old Nick Papadakis (John Colicos) and his young, blonde wife Cora (Jessica Lange). Frank and Cora quickly fall in love, and plot Nick's murder. Waiting for wedding bells to ring, the body count rises, the gavel slams-of course, nothing ever goes as planned-and their plans are derailed one by one.
DVD 7080
Postman always rings twice (Motion picture : 1946)
Frank Chambers (John Garfield) is a drifter who lands at a roadside gas station owned by jolly old Nick Smith (Cecil Kellaway) and his young, blonde wife Cora (Lana Turner). In a matter of minutes, Frank and Cora fall in love, and plot to murder Nick. Eventually wedding bells ring, the body count rises, and the gavel slams-of course, nothing ever goes as planned. Part of what makes the film noir is watching the characters react, as their plans are derailed one by one.
DVD 7079
Postman always rings twice (Motion picture : 1981)
Frank Chambers (Jack Nicholson) is a drifter who lands at a roadside gas station owned by jolly old Nick Papadakis (John Colicos) and his young, blonde wife Cora (Jessica Lange). Frank and Cora quickly fall in love, and plot Nick's murder. Waiting for wedding bells to ring, the body count rises, the gavel slams-of course, nothing ever goes as planned-and their plans are derailed one by one.
DVD 7080
Postmen in the mountains
In southern China, a rural postman shows his son, the new postman, the mail route to small mountain villages.
DVD 4245
Posto
"When young Domenico ventures from the small village of Meda to Milan in search of employment, he finds himself on the bottom rung of the bureaucratic ladder in a huge, faceless company. The prospects are daunting, but Domenico finds reason for hope in the fetching Antonietta. A tender coming-of-age story and a sharp observation of dehumanizing corporate enterprise, Ermanno Olmi's Il Posto is a touching and hilarious tale of one young man's stumbling entrance into the perils of modern adulthood"--Container.
DVD 2228
Postville when cultures collide.
This Iowa Public Television broadcast tells the story of how a small Iowa town is dealing with multiculturalism. Postville, Iowa is where more than 300 Hasidic Jews, plus hundreds of Mexicans, Guatemalans, Ukrainians and Russians have taken up residence in the last decade. This program explores the struggles and rewards of the social and economic changes.
DVD 11573
Pot o' gold
Based on the famous radio money giveaway show of the same name. James Stewart's uncle hates big band music, but Stewart manages to give Horace Heidt's band their "big break" by getting them on Uncle's radio program.
DVD 876
Potemkin
Potemkin re-creats the 1905 mutiny on the battleship "Prince Potemkin." It focuses a mutiny by the battleship's crew and the subsequent massacre of civilians - that reflects the spirit of the times.
DVD 43
Poto mitan Haitian women, pillars of the global economy /
"Told through the compelling lives of five courageous Haitian women workers, POTO MITAN gives the global economy a human face. Each woman's personal story explains neoliberal globalization, how it is gendered, and how it impacts Haiti. And while POTO MITAN offers an in-depth understanding of Haiti, its focus on women's subjugation, worker exploitation, poverty, and resistance demonstrates that these are global struggles" -- Container.
DVD 7223
Potomok Chingis-Khana
Revolutionary drama centered on a young Mongol thought to be descended from Genghis Khan whom imperialists seek to use to further their expansionist interests. After a series of misadventures the young man rebels and leads his people against their oppressors.
DVD 3521
Potop The deluge /
The Swedish army's 17th century invasion of Poland is intertwined with the love story of Andrzej and Oleńka.
DVD 3275
Poulet au vinaigre Chicken with vinegar /
Inspector Lavardin is called to investigate a series of murders in a small French town and finds possible clues when he meets a withdrawn teenager and his wheelchair bound mother.
DVD 5705
Poulet aux prunes = Chicken with plums /
"Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser-Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed and await death"--Container.
DVD 10203
Poundmaker
Portrays the trial of Plains Cree leader Poundmaker in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he stood accused of leading the Cree in support of the Riel Rebellion. Actor Tyrone Tootoosis is a direct descendant of Poundmaker.
DVD 3950
Poupées russes Russian dolls /
In this sequel to L'Auberge espagnole, Xavier, now thirty, reunites again with his old friends from his time in Barcelona when William marries a Russian dancer in Saint Petersburg. Although he is working as a writer, Xavier has been unable to publish his serious novel. He is ghostwriting celebrity memoirs and writing scripts for corny TV soap operas. His love life is a series of short-term encounters. When he loses his apartment, his lesbian friend Isabelle lets him stay at her place and gives him advice. He reconnects with William's sister Wendy in London as part of a scriptwriting project, but then also becomes involved with glamorous model Celia. Will Xavier overcome his indecisiveness about his career and love life or will he keep moving on, searching for the next, perfect thing?
DVD 9037
Pouring tea Black gay men of the South tell their tales /
Based on excerpts from his book, Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South. Johnson collected interviews between 2004 and 2006 from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the South.
DVD 7640
Poverty capital microfinance and the frontiers of millennial development /
Roy speaks on microfinance --the practice of making financial services available to low-income or poor clients, is one of the most popular ideas of the new millennium for eradicating poverty.
DVD 6640
Poverty, Inc.
DVD 11376
Poverty, Incorporated
DVD 11376
Poverty, politics and profit
Looks into reasons why despite billions of dollars going into subsidized housing for the poor, many in need experience difficulty acquiring adequate housing. Explores racial inequality in the housing market.
DVD 12230
Poverty, politics and profit : inside America's affordable housing crisis
Looks into reasons why despite billions of dollars going into subsidized housing for the poor, many in need experience difficulty acquiring adequate housing. Explores racial inequality in the housing market.
DVD 12230
Poverty, politics & profits the housing crisis /
Looks into reasons why despite billions of dollars going into subsidized housing for the poor, many in need experience difficulty acquiring adequate housing. Explores racial inequality in the housing market.
DVD 12230
Povinnostʹ iz dnevnikov komandira korabli︠a︡ = Confession /
Documentary-like program about the lonely and isolated lives of the captain and sailors stationed aboard a Russian battleship in the Barents Sea.
DVD 3462
Pow wow highway
With nothing in common but their Native American heritage, two men begin a cross-country adventure filled with comedy and drama.
DVD 7505
Powaqqatsi life in transformation /
"This film calls into question everything we think we know about contemporary society. By juxtaposing images of ancient cultures with those of modern life, Powaqqatsi masterfully portrays the human cost of progress."
DVD 1439
Powder
Harassed by classmates who won't accept his shocking appearance, a shy young man known as Powder struggles to fit in. But the cruel taunts stop when Powder displays a mysterious power that allows him to do extraordinary things.
DVD 8682
Powder her face
Chamber opera written by Thomas Ades in 1995 to a joint commission from London's Almeida Opera and the Cheltenham Festival. Based on the life of Margaret, DUchess of Argyll.
DVD 7014
Powei︠a︡ ti︠a︡ip
Documents the chaotic post-Soviet transition of electric utilities in Tʻbilisi, Georgia. AES Corporation, a large multinational electricity provider, purchases the newly privatized electricity distribution company in Tʻbilisi. AES manager Piers Lewis must explain to the formerly communist populace that customers must now pay for their electricity, which is extremely expensive. The Georgians meanwhile continually devise ways to get electricity without paying. Lewis balances his love for the Georgian people with the hardships his company creates for them.
DVD 7121
Powell and Pressburger's The life and death of Colonel Blimp
Based on cartoonist David Low's parody of the old-fashioned British professional soldier, set in his ways and unable to adapt to the brutality of modern war. This story follows the career of Clive Candy, at first an idealistic, young Boer War hero, then a brigadier general, serving honorably in World War I. Finally, by World War II, he has become a bald, overweight, querulous old man, angry that his age and military experience are held in contempt, and bewildered that his lifelong code of gentlemanly conduct has become an anachronism in a world threatened by a monster like Hitler.
DVD 5629
Power
Documentary on the rise and fall of Russian oil executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
DVD 7941
Power.
James 'Ghost' St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that never sleeps. However, Truth hides an ugly reality. It's a front for Ghost's criminal underworld; a lucrative drug network, serving only the wealthy and powerful.
DVD 11295
Power and choice in heterosexual relationships
"Social and developmental psychologist and author Lynn Phillips explores the line between consent and coercion in this ... look at popular culture and the way real girls and women navigate their heterosexual relationships and hookups."--Container.
DVD 9842
Power and control domestic violence in America /
A dramatic and timely exploration of domestic abuse, which examines the persistence of violence against women in the US, through the story of Kim, a mother of three in Duluth, MN. Duluth was the birthplace of a revolution in the way society approaches battering, and the film tells the story of the leaders from Duluth who remain on the front lines today. The film also looks at the debate launched by researchers and academics who have challenged the Duluth approach. Recommended for courses in sociology, social work, women's studies, political science, law enforcement and laws.
DVD 7920
Power of an illusion
[This series] challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups, telling an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs. Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race.
DVD 2704
Power of art
Focusing on eight iconic works of art, this series reveals the history of visual imagination through the ages. A combination of reconstruction, photography and storytelling transport the viewer back to the intense moments when great works were conceived and born: the murderous, messianic world of Baroque Rome; opulent, parvenu Amsterdam; paranoid, revolutionary Paris; Victorian England suffocating beneath riches and righteousness; the madhouses and brothels of Provence; the carnage of civil war Spain; 1950s New York, caught between Cold War jitters and Manhattan glitter. In each place, a great artist is backed into a corner, facing a crisis, given a chance to confound his rivals, enemies and critics one more time.
DVD 7772
Power of cinema in a changing world
Aging projectionist Zarylbeck has devoted years of his life to Kyrgyzstan's nomadic cinema, leading caravans of mules and horses carrying projectors, screens and film canisters to the wandering tribes. Now, as the town Naryn is preparing for the 1000th anniversary of Kyrgyzstan's national hero Manas, Zarylbeck and his young apprentice Murat face a society in transition. With dwindling state funds to bolster their film tours, Soviet propaganda films giving way to Hollywood B films, and communist ideologies yielding to revived Islamic beliefs, the projectionists face an uncertain future. Intercut with colourful scenes from the epic adventures of Manas, this impressionistic, creative documentary creates a vivid and lyrical picture of a land and a people coping with massive political, social and economic upheaval.
DVD 2339
Power of Community how Cuba survived Peak Oil /
"When Cuba lost access to Soviet oil in the early 1990s, the country faced an immediate crisis -- feeding the population -- and an ongoing challenge: how to create a new low-energy society. Cuba transitioned from large, fossil-fuel intensive farming to small, less energy-intensive organic farm and urban gardens, and from a highly industrial society to a more sustainable one." -- Container.
DVD 5011
Power of nightmares the rise of the politics of fear /
Explores the origins in the 1940s and 50s of Islamic Fundamentalism in the Middle East, and Neoconservatism in America, parallels between these movements, and their effect on the world today.
DVD 5858
Power of one voice a 50-year perspective on the life of Rachel Carson /
Examines the life of Rachel Carson and the implications of her environmental work. Features interviews with Rachel Carson's adopted son, Roger Christie, her biographer, Linda Lear, and other notable writers, scientists and advocates.
DVD 10864
Power of persuasion
"Robert Cialdini provides insights on what makes individuals successful in their attempts to persuade all manner of other people. Includes his six principles that lead to effective, ethical and enduring influence."--Container.
DVD 8673
Power of song
A look at the life of controversial musician, activist, and environmentalist Pete Seeger, and how he used his songs to promote social change. Includes archival footage and interviews with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, and more.
DVD 6234
Power of the Image--Leni Riefenstahl
Interviews with Leni Riefenstahl, now in her nineties, flash- backs and modern film sequences tell the story of the most famous woman film director of all time. Known for her films made during the Third Reich, Riefenstahl's story is a controversial one. Best known for her film Triumph of the will, the film made of the 1934 Nazi Party Congress, it proved to be her undoing.
DVD 1442
Power of the powerless
A moving tribute to peaceful revolution. The 80's introduction of 'Glasnost and Perestroika'. Student leaders in the late 80's sought to commemorate the death of a student protester against the Nazi occupation were granted permission by the communists to hold a rally on Nov. 17 1989. The students conspired to lead a march from their designated rally point into the symbolic center of Czech government, Wenceslas square. However, the government learned of the plan and cordoned off the area with special forces and riot police. Cordoned off and surrounded the 80,000 strong students sat and attempted to wait out the police. Unfortunately, the police attacked and in the mêlée one student died.
DVD 8238
Power of the Powerless
DVD 9046
Power of the sun
DVD 3787
Power of the sun : the science of the silicon solar cell
DVD 3787
Power of vision how to remove the roadblocks and live your dreams.
DVD 5796
Power play
With contributions from leading scientists, politicians, industrialists, and energy experts around the world, the three-part series examines every aspect of the energy game. The films discuss the basic raw materials of coal, gas and oil; where they originate, how we get them, who controls them, how we use them, and how they may have to change in the near future.
DVD 5827
Power, politics & American sports
"We've been told again and again that sports and politics don't mix. But the way sportswriter Dave Zirin sees it, this is wishful thinking. In this powerful documentary, Ziriin, the iconoclastic sports editor of The Nation magazine, takes viewers on a fascinating and uncompromising tour of the good, the bad, and the ugly of American sports culture -- showing how sports have helped both to stabilize and to disrupt the political status quo throughtout history. After first exploring how American sports, at their worst, have reinforced repressive political ideas and institutions by mindlessly glamorizing things like militarism, racism, sexism, and homophobia, Zirin excavates a largely forgotten -- and ultimately exhilarating -- history of rebel athletes who dared to fight for social justice beyond the field of play." -- Container.
DVD 7813
Power (Television program).
James 'Ghost' St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that never sleeps. However, Truth hides an ugly reality. It's a front for Ghost's criminal underworld; a lucrative drug network, serving only the wealthy and powerful.
DVD 11295
Power to the pedals : Wenzday Jane and the culture of change /
"The film portrays the transformative vision and extraordinary efforts of Wenzday Jane, a woman whose mechanical skills and innovative actions are reshaping her community. Wenzday goes to the heart of the sustainability issue by offering solutions, and suggests that things don't have to be the way they are. Raised in public housing, Wenzday discovered the bicycle. To her, it meant personal freedom and self-determination. She would later develop a passion for mechanics and welding, and learned how to reshape the world around her. Now a self-taught innovator and revolutionary community leader, she heads an urban movement to replace trucks with cargo bicycles for local delivery, municipal waste-hauling for the city of Cambridge, and agricultural distribution. She's creating a more sustainable future by helping others discover the power of the pedal."--Film website.
DVD 10903
Power trip
Documents the chaotic post-Soviet transition of electric utilities in Tʻbilisi, Georgia. AES Corporation, a large multinational electricity provider, purchases the newly privatized electricity distribution company in Tʻbilisi. AES manager Piers Lewis must explain to the formerly communist populace that customers must now pay for their electricity, which is extremely expensive. The Georgians meanwhile continually devise ways to get electricity without paying. Lewis balances his love for the Georgian people with the hardships his company creates for them.
DVD 7121
Powers of the universe
By grounding scientific theory in a human context, Swimme helps to situate the larger challenges of our day as part of the journey of the Universe. This view leads to a positive, life-affirming vision of human potential, one that calls for a new level of ecological responsibility, wisdom, and relatedness. In the process, Swimme demonstrates how science and spiritual traditions can find common ground in a worldview that is evolutionary, scientific, and filled with reverence and wonder.
DVD 8182
Powertrip
Documents the chaotic post-Soviet transition of electric utilities in Tʻbilisi, Georgia. AES Corporation, a large multinational electricity provider, purchases the newly privatized electricity distribution company in Tʻbilisi. AES manager Piers Lewis must explain to the formerly communist populace that customers must now pay for their electricity, which is extremely expensive. The Georgians meanwhile continually devise ways to get electricity without paying. Lewis balances his love for the Georgian people with the hardships his company creates for them.
DVD 7121
Powieđz mi, dkaczego? Tell me why /
Jurek and Stella tell of their love for each other and how it enabled both of them to survive the Holocaust. They describe their life in Poland during World War II and tell how they were able to avoid detection until Jurek was arrested and sent to Auschwitz. Jurek tells how they lost contact with each other in the last months of the war and of his efforts to trace her and make contact. They tell their stories against the backdrop of Jurek's efforts to once again see Stella in person.
DVD 10584
Powwow highway
With nothing in common but their Native American heritage, two men begin a cross-country adventure filled with comedy and drama.
DVD 7505
Poziţia copilului /
A well-to-do Bucharest architect is determined to keep her deadbeat son out of jail after a deadly car crash. How far will she go to convince the police, eyewitnesses, and even the victim's family that her son was not recklessly speeding? A spellbinding drama of social commentary and psychological realism, this caustic look into the corrupt heart of the Eastern European bourgeoisie twists into a brilliantly ambiguous study of obsessive motherly love.
DVD 10809
Practical Epistemology, Life in the Studio
The idea that uncertainty and improvisation in art can help in negotiating the dangerous passage between passive acceptance and authoritarian subjugation is a theme that William Kentridge continues to expound upon in Drawing Lesson Four. He uses his short film Journey to the Moon - a tribute, in part, to George Méliès' 1902 cinematic classic La Voyage dans la Lune - as a part of a discussion praising cinema as an art form that exemplifies, as stated in Harvard Magazine, "an artistic environment saturated with experimental potential." Kentridge then draws a parallel to an artist's studio, a nonjudgmental space where one can safely and freely engage with ideas and materials without fear of repercussions or reprisals.
DVD 10971
Practical guide to hoof care science & foot function for pleasure & performance horses
"'Natural Balance Hoof Care' (book + 4 DVDs ; 398 min.): A learning system developed to offer practical information for everyone from horse owners interested in the maintenance of their horse's feet, to seasoned farriers looking for useful information that will compliment their current hoof care knowledge. The "Natural Balance Hoof Care" book comes with four DVDs that include video segments corresponding to chapters in the book. There are also some topics that are explained visually; the videos cover those details in more depth than they are covered in the book. The book and DVDs maximize the educational opportunity of both media types. The book may also be combined with the 'Natural Balance Hoof Trimming' and the 'Natural Balance Shoeing' videos"--Publisher's web site. "Natural Balance Hoof Trimming" (2 DVDs ; 180 min.): Gene Ovnicek presents information on trimming methods for maintaining a healthy foot in domestic horses. Basic hoof anatomy and how it relates to the biomechanical needs of the hoof are discussed, as are the importance of evaluating the environment and how it plays a role in trimming maintenance and in decision making when determining if individual horses can be successfully left barefoot. Hoof trimming techniques are demonstrated, including how to evaluate the pre-trimmed hoof and how to perform actual trimming. "Natural Balance Hoof Shoeing" (2 DVDs ; 170 min.): This video set draws on the work of educators & practitioners that have contributed to the evolution of conventional farriery. Some of information covered in this video talks about load sharing, the sole callus, the importance of dirt in the foot, and why it is important for the horse to land heel first. Part of this information was inspired by studies and observations of self-maintained feet of feral and domestic horses, with collaborating research and contributions by many equally concerned individuals. Video 1 includes a lecture and dialogue covering some updated information on anatomy and biomechanics of the foot, including detailed hoof preparation and shoe placement for fairly normal feet, both front and hind applications. Video 2 includes discussion about how to deal with clubbed or mismatched feet, underrun & contracted heels, and pigeon toed feet.
DVD 8533 v.1
Practical guide to hoof care science and foot function for pleasure and performance horses
"'Natural Balance Hoof Care' (book + 4 DVDs ; 398 min.): A learning system developed to offer practical information for everyone from horse owners interested in the maintenance of their horse's feet, to seasoned farriers looking for useful information that will compliment their current hoof care knowledge. The "Natural Balance Hoof Care" book comes with four DVDs that include video segments corresponding to chapters in the book. There are also some topics that are explained visually; the videos cover those details in more depth than they are covered in the book. The book and DVDs maximize the educational opportunity of both media types. The book may also be combined with the 'Natural Balance Hoof Trimming' and the 'Natural Balance Shoeing' videos"--Publisher's web site. "Natural Balance Hoof Trimming" (2 DVDs ; 180 min.): Gene Ovnicek presents information on trimming methods for maintaining a healthy foot in domestic horses. Basic hoof anatomy and how it relates to the biomechanical needs of the hoof are discussed, as are the importance of evaluating the environment and how it plays a role in trimming maintenance and in decision making when determining if individual horses can be successfully left barefoot. Hoof trimming techniques are demonstrated, including how to evaluate the pre-trimmed hoof and how to perform actual trimming. "Natural Balance Hoof Shoeing" (2 DVDs ; 170 min.): This video set draws on the work of educators & practitioners that have contributed to the evolution of conventional farriery. Some of information covered in this video talks about load sharing, the sole callus, the importance of dirt in the foot, and why it is important for the horse to land heel first. Part of this information was inspired by studies and observations of self-maintained feet of feral and domestic horses, with collaborating research and contributions by many equally concerned individuals. Video 1 includes a lecture and dialogue covering some updated information on anatomy and biomechanics of the foot, including detailed hoof preparation and shoe placement for fairly normal feet, both front and hind applications. Video 2 includes discussion about how to deal with clubbed or mismatched feet, underrun & contracted heels, and pigeon toed feet.
DVD 8533 v.1
Practice of the wild
Film contains conversations between two old friends as they wander along paths and trails of central California coast. Gary Snyder and Jim Harrison debate the pros and cons of everything from Google to Zen Kōans. Includes archival materials and commentaries from Snyder's literary contemporaries, friends, and intimates.
DVD 9972
Prague 1968
Describes the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Consists of actual radio broadcasts from the Radio Building in Prague and from underground stations during and after the invasion. Includes details of disastrous events, yet stresses the importance of calm and dignity and the continuing hope for a peaceful settlement.
DVD 7147
Prague '68: summer of tanks
Describes the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Consists of actual radio broadcasts from the Radio Building in Prague and from underground stations during and after the invasion. Includes details of disastrous events, yet stresses the importance of calm and dignity and the continuing hope for a peaceful settlement.
DVD 7147
Prague summer of tanks /
Describes the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Consists of actual radio broadcasts from the Radio Building in Prague and from underground stations during and after the invasion. Includes details of disastrous events, yet stresses the importance of calm and dignity and the continuing hope for a peaceful settlement.
DVD 7147
Prairie home companion
As if the result of some strange mass-media fluke, the popular radio program "A Prairie Home Companion" somehow managed to survive the television age to entertain its audience every Saturday night from the stage of the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Week after week, hangdog host G.K. serves as unflappable emcee to an amiable hodgepodge of radio-friendly acts that include the likes of popular country duo Yolanda and Rhonda Johnson and singing cowboys the Old Trailhands. This is one show where the under-the-line antics are nearly as entertaining as the program itself. The efforts of down-on-his-luck private dick and backstage doorkeeper Guy Noir discovers the true identity of a mysterious blonde and helps aspiring teen singer Lola to find her true voice before a live audience. There is still plenty of fun and mystery to be had at the old Fitzgerald before the final curtain falls.
DVD 4610
Prairie home companion (Motion picture)
As if the result of some strange mass-media fluke, the popular radio program "A Prairie Home Companion" somehow managed to survive the television age to entertain its audience every Saturday night from the stage of the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Week after week, hangdog host G.K. serves as unflappable emcee to an amiable hodgepodge of radio-friendly acts that include the likes of popular country duo Yolanda and Rhonda Johnson and singing cowboys the Old Trailhands. This is one show where the under-the-line antics are nearly as entertaining as the program itself. The efforts of down-on-his-luck private dick and backstage doorkeeper Guy Noir discovers the true identity of a mysterious blonde and helps aspiring teen singer Lola to find her true voice before a live audience. There is still plenty of fun and mystery to be had at the old Fitzgerald before the final curtain falls.
DVD 4610
Praise of Pip
DVD 1106
Prajna earth journey into sacred nature: Bali, Cambodia, Java /
Explores the last spiritual civilization of Angkor in Cambodia including the largest temple in the world, Angkor Wat. The journey continues to the sacred nature sites of Bali, to trance dancers in the jungles of Java, and finally climbs the seven level mandala wonder of Buddhist Borobudur.
DVD 9890
Pranayama for self-healing demonstrated by Vasant Lad /
"Learn the pranayamas that Vasant Lad has taught for years. By practicing these exercises you can enjoy benefits that include improved health and happiness. These special breathing exercises unfold cellular intelligence and make the individual happy, peaceful and blissful. Vasant Lad provides complete anatomical explanations of the effects and physiological benefits of practicing each pranayama exercise. He shares examples of his patientʹs case histories and the wonderful results from these practices. The pranayamas exercises are: Bhastrika (Bellows Breath), Kapala Bhati (Shining Skull Breath), Anuloma Viloma (Alternate Nostril Breathing), Agni Sar Bhramari (Bumble Bee Breath), Ujjayi (Conch Breath), Shitali (Cooling Breath), Shitkari (Cooling Breath), Utgeet , and SoʹHam Meditation."--Publisher description.
DVD 9429
Prancer
A little girl finds a wounded reindeer in the woods and believes it is Prancer. Her efforts to nurse it back to health so she can return it to Santa bring about wonderful changes in the lives of everyone- her father, their neighbor, a grouchy vet, a department store Santa and the people of the town.
DVD 3267
Pranzo di Ferragosto Mid-August lunch /
A middle-aged man living with his elderly mother finds the best way to pay for their debts is to take care of the building manager's mother during the biggest festival of the year. Soon he finds himself with not two but four mothers to keep fed and happy.
DVD 7802
Prapancha pash
Inspired by the gambling episode in the ancient Hindu epic the Mahabharata, this rare classic of silent cinema tells of two kings who share a passion for reckless gambling, and for the same woman. A throw of dice is the third film in a pioneering trilogy of silent films made through a unique partnership between German director Franz Osten and Indian actor-producer Himansu Rai.
DVD 6982
Prapancha pash (Motion picture)
Inspired by the gambling episode in the ancient Hindu epic the Mahabharata, this rare classic of silent cinema tells of two kings who share a passion for reckless gambling, and for the same woman. A throw of dice is the third film in a pioneering trilogy of silent films made through a unique partnership between German director Franz Osten and Indian actor-producer Himansu Rai.
DVD 6982
Pray the Devil back to hell
Documentary about a group of brave and visionary women who demanded peace for Liberia, a nation torn to shreds by a bloody civil war, violent warlords and a corrupt Charles Taylor regime. Includes interviews, archival images, and scenes of present-day Liberia together to recount the experiences and memories of the women who were instrumental in bringing lasting peace to their country.
DVD 6988
Pre-code collection
Ten cents a dance: Barbara, a dance hall girl, marries Eddie, who turns out to be a compulsive gambler. Barbara turns to a former suitor and dance hall owner, Bradley Carlton, for help. Arizona: Bob Denton, a West Point football star, discovers that his commanding officer is married to his former girlfriend, a woman bent on revenge after he jilted her. Three wise girls: An innocent small-town girl trades her soda fountain job for a modeling job in New York. She quickly learns the ropes and perils of big city life, along with her wisecracking roommate and a fellow model. Shopworn: Kitty is a waitress who falls in love with Dave, a wealthy college student. Dave's high-society mother has a trumped-up morals charge made up against her. After leaving the reformatory, Kitty becomes a showgirl, and she meets Dave again. Virtue: An honest, enterprising taxi driver mistakes a prostitute for an unemployed stenographer. After a whirlwind courtship and marriage, the woman's past comes back to haunt her when a duplicitous acquaintance implicates her in a sordid affair.
DVD 9013
Precious
In 1987, obese, illiterate, black 16-year-old Claireece 'Precious' Jones lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family. She has been raped and impregnated twice by her father, Carl. She suffers constant physical, mental and sexual abuse from her unemployed mother, Mary. After getting pregnant for the second time, Precious is suspended from her school. Her principal arranges to have her attend an alternative school where her new teacher, Ms. Rain, helps Precious learn to read and she responds to this glimmer of hope. Precious also meets Mrs. Weiss, a social worker, and discovers the abuse and incest that Precious has had to endure. Her father dies of AIDS and Precious learns that she is now HIV-positive.
DVD 7317
Precious (base on nol by saf)
In 1987, obese, illiterate, black 16-year-old Claireece 'Precious' Jones lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family. She has been raped and impregnated twice by her father, Carl. She suffers constant physical, mental and sexual abuse from her unemployed mother, Mary. After getting pregnant for the second time, Precious is suspended from her school. Her principal arranges to have her attend an alternative school where her new teacher, Ms. Rain, helps Precious learn to read and she responds to this glimmer of hope. Precious also meets Mrs. Weiss, a social worker, and discovers the abuse and incest that Precious has had to endure. Her father dies of AIDS and Precious learns that she is now HIV-positive.
DVD 7317
Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire)
In 1987, obese, illiterate, black 16-year-old Claireece 'Precious' Jones lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family. She has been raped and impregnated twice by her father, Carl. She suffers constant physical, mental and sexual abuse from her unemployed mother, Mary. After getting pregnant for the second time, Precious is suspended from her school. Her principal arranges to have her attend an alternative school where her new teacher, Ms. Rain, helps Precious learn to read and she responds to this glimmer of hope. Precious also meets Mrs. Weiss, a social worker, and discovers the abuse and incest that Precious has had to endure. Her father dies of AIDS and Precious learns that she is now HIV-positive.
DVD 7317
Precious knowledge
"While 48 percent of Mexican-American students currently drop out of high school, Tucson (Ariz.) High [School's] Mexican American Studies Program has become a national model of educational success, with 93 percent of enrolled students graduating from high school. However, Arizona lawmakers [state school superintendents Tom Horne and John Huppenthal and Gov. Jan Brewer have] shut the program down because they believe the students are being indoctrinated with dangerous ideology and embracing destructive ethnic chauvinism"--Container.
DVD 9365
Precious (Motion picture)
In 1987, obese, illiterate, black 16-year-old Claireece 'Precious' Jones lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family. She has been raped and impregnated twice by her father, Carl. She suffers constant physical, mental and sexual abuse from her unemployed mother, Mary. After getting pregnant for the second time, Precious is suspended from her school. Her principal arranges to have her attend an alternative school where her new teacher, Ms. Rain, helps Precious learn to read and she responds to this glimmer of hope. Precious also meets Mrs. Weiss, a social worker, and discovers the abuse and incest that Precious has had to endure. Her father dies of AIDS and Precious learns that she is now HIV-positive.
DVD 7317
Pred dozhdot
Told in three parts, a mysterious incident in the Macedonian mountains blows out of proportion, eventually threatening a full-blown civil war. A silent young monk offers protection to an ethnic Albanian girl who is suspected of murder. A London photojournalist who is pregnant, needs to deal with her estranged husband and desires a permanence with her lover. Her lover is a prize-winning Macedonian photographer, just back from Bosnia, who finds himself changed by the violence. Linked by events and explores the uncompromising nature of war.
DVD 6392
Predator
Science fiction adventure about an alien who hunts humans for sport.
DVD 1887
Predictor genetic screening /
"To what extent do genes determine human behavior? Human destiny? With vivid imagery and fascinating examples, this program looks at how genetic screening yields answers to riddles past and future. A woman discovers that a single letter change in the genome has been responsible for her family's generations-old "curse" of deformed hands. Dr. Hugh Montgomery of University College Hospital, London, screens the DNA of army recruits for the ACE or endurance gene which may affect their longevity as well as their basic training. Dr. Dean Hammer of the National Institute of Health explains his search for a thrill-seeker gene, D4DR. And attorney Daniel Summer argues for leniency for his death-row client because his DNA predisposed him to a life of crime. Professor Lee Silver of Princeton University and Nobel Laureate Sir Paul Nurse also provide commentary."--container.
DVD 2299 v.2
Predstavlenie Revue /
Excerpts from newsreels, propaganda films, TV shows and feature films that present a evocative portrait of Soviet life during the 1950s and the 1960s.
DVD 6430
Predstoi︠a︡nie
"Burnt by the Sun 2: a Russian drama film directed by and starring Nikita Mikhalkov. It is the sequel to Mikhalkov's 1994 film Burnt by the Sun. In the end of the previous movie, Burnt by the Sun, the main protagonist general Kotov was executed by NKVD. But, according to the new movie, he was sent to a labor camp instead. As Nazi Germany invades Soviet Union, Kotov, along with his few surviving camp-fellows, is drafted to a penal military unit, to fight against invading Germans. Two sub-plots also deal with the adventures of Kotov's daughter Nadya and Kotov's nemesis Mitya"--Summary from Amazon.com (10/18/2010).
DVD 11211
Predstoyanie
"Burnt by the Sun 2: a Russian drama film directed by and starring Nikita Mikhalkov. It is the sequel to Mikhalkov's 1994 film Burnt by the Sun. In the end of the previous movie, Burnt by the Sun, the main protagonist general Kotov was executed by NKVD. But, according to the new movie, he was sent to a labor camp instead. As Nazi Germany invades Soviet Union, Kotov, along with his few surviving camp-fellows, is drafted to a penal military unit, to fight against invading Germans. Two sub-plots also deal with the adventures of Kotov's daughter Nadya and Kotov's nemesis Mitya"--Summary from Amazon.com (10/18/2010).
DVD 11211
Prefab people
A relentlessly realistic portrait of a young working-class couple suffering the everyday stresses of marriage. Beginning with a terrible argument between husband and wife, we examine the minute details of these two peoples lives in order to see what brought them to this moment.
DVD 4246
Prejudice more than black & white /
"Muslims, blacks, gays, people with disabilities, and immigrants of every ethnicity and color: they and many other groups have stood in the spotlight glare of intolerance, easy targets for every sort of discrimination and violence. What makes people prone to irrational hate, and what steps can individuals and society take to eradicate it? In this program, psychology professors Susan Fiske and Mahzarin Banaji share their insights and experiences. A pro-gay Baptist minister who formerly took a biblical stance against homosexuality and an ex-imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan who now speaks out for tolerance also offer their views."--Container.
DVD 9659
Preludes
DVD 5325
Premature burial
Side A. The masque of the red death. The evil Prince Prospero is a devil worshipper and a tyrannical ruler. Anyone who stands against him is sentenced to death. Two men dare to denounce the Prince and are imprisoned. A beautiful woman pleads for their release, but is captured by the Prince for his own pleasures. The two prisoners are brought to the Prince at his "Masque Ball" for public torture. But there is one uninvited guest standing in the shadows waiting for the right moment to strike. Side B. The premature burial. In a dark, deserted graveyard a mad doctor and two young medical students watch as workmen labor to exhume the body of someone thought to be buried alive. The discovery triggers an unexplainable reaction in Guy Carrell, one of the young students whose ancestors met their untimely deaths in strange and unusual ways and Guy is worried that he may be next.
DVD 1949
Premiers jours = Beginnings.
Animated film which draws on historical, literary and classical sources to illustrate humanity's close ties to nature.
DVD 10778
Prénom Carmen First name, Carmen /
A beautiful terrorist seduces the young policeman who is trying to arrest her.
DVD 752
Preschool in three cultures revisited Japan, China and the United States.
"This set of videos shows typical days in preschools in China, Japan, and the United States, with narration tracks that present explanations and reflections of early childhood educators from each country. There is also a short introduction, which explains the project's goals and method."--Container. Includes revisits to the three schools featured in A Videotape companion to Preschool in three cultures (1989).
DVD 7678
Prescribing beauty
"Explores compelling questions about physical attractiveness, examining how facial features and body shape influence human behavior and self-esteem. After identifying what may be a universal standard of beauty, the video suggests that this standard is hard-wired into the brain--with varying implications for men and women. The growing popularity of cosmetic medicine is also studied, as patients convey their social and psychological reasons for changing what nature gave them."--Container.
DVD 6521
Present past : Afro-Brazillian memories in Rio de Janiero
"Highlights the strong oral tradition of slave descendants from the former plantations of the Souza Breves family, in the south of the state of Rio de Janeiro. It rescues vivid details about the illegal trade of slaves and the experiences of slaves and freed ancestors. The jongo and oral tradition are part of the cultural and family heritage that became a core aspect of the 'maroon' identity of these communities. Both support broader political struggles against racism and contribute to ensuring collective ownership of land."--Container insert.
DVD 10447
Presente
"In this important documentary, Pantoja's compelling story is told through never-before-seen home movies, archival footage, and personal passionate testimony from Pantoja herself and some of her countless protégés, as well as her life partner. Highlighting major landmarks in Pantoja's biography and long, productive career, the film shows her profound commitment to transforming society, her pivotal role in the Puerto Rican community's fight to combat racism and discrimination, and her pioneering work in securing a bilingual voice in the US"--www.wmm.com.
DVD 7576
Presenting Felix the Cat the Otto Messmer classics, 1919-24 /
A collection of short animated films featuring the character, Felix the Cat.
DVD 1168
Président a-t-il le SIDA?
DVD 7343
President and the architect
Chronicles a team of star architects at work on Nicolas Sarkozy's plan to turn Paris into a model super-metropolis for the 21st century--a post-Kyoto sustainable city of 12 million that will break down the distinction between downtown and suburb, and that will drive France's economic growth.
DVD 7936
president has AIDS?
DVD 7343
Presidential forum on health care
University of Vermont hosts a regional White House forum on health care reform with guest moderators: Gov. James Douglas (Vt.), Gov. Deval Patrick (Mass.), and Nancy-Ann DeParle. The moderators take questions and comments from the audience about the health care in the United States, and President Obama's health care reform act.
DVD 9047
Presidential forum on healthcare
University of Vermont hosts a regional White House forum on health care reform with guest moderators: Gov. James Douglas (Vt.), Gov. Deval Patrick (Mass.), and Nancy-Ann DeParle. The moderators take questions and comments from the audience about the health care in the United States, and President Obama's health care reform act.
DVD 9047
Presidents
DVD 6251
Presidents and politics with Richard Strout
Journalist Richard Strout reminisces about his career as a reporter covering Washington and the White House. Beginning with the administration of Warren G. Harding up to the Reagan administration, Strout has seen Washington grow from an unhurried southern town into a bustling international seat of government.
DVD 12365
Presidents collection /
DVD 6251
Press for Truth presents
Chronicles police response to the demonstrators of the G20 Summit held in Toronto, July 2010. Alleges over-extension of authority on the part of the police and violation of the protestors' civil liberties.
DVD 11733
Prestige
In turn-of-the-century Victorian London, charismatic showman Robert Angier and gifted illusionist Alfred Borden are two young magicians whose friendship is destroyed when the love of Angier's life dies in a trick gone wrong. Their rivalry escalates into an obsession full of deceit and sabotage. When Borden's "transported man" trick becomes famous, Angier will go to any length to top it, even pursuing a fantastic and frightening machine developed by Nicola Tesla.
DVD 5530
Preston Sturges' Sullivan's travels
A successful Hollywood director disguises himself as a bum and sets off to see America from the bottom up. In the midst of the brutality and despair, he makes a valuable discovery-- that what the downtrodden need most is laughter.
DVD 1599
Preston Sturges : the filmmaker collection.
This collection pays tribute to seven of Preston Sturges finest and funniest films.
DVD 5072
Presumed guilty
In December 2005 Toño Zuniga was picked up off the street in Mexico City, Mexico, and sentenced to 20 years for a murder he knew nothing about. A friend of Toño's contacted two young lawyers, Roberto Hernández and Layda Negrete, who gained prominence in Mexico when they helped bring about the release of another innocent man from prison. Looking into Toño's case, Roberto and Layda managed to get a retrial--on camera--and enlisted the help of filmmaker Geoffrey Smith to chronicle the saga. Shot over three years with unprecedented access to the Mexican courts and prisons, this dramatic story is a searing indictment of a justice system that presumes guilt..
DVD 8997
Presunto culpable : esperanza le devolvió la libertad que la injusticia le arrebató
In December 2005 Toño Zuniga was picked up off the street in Mexico City, Mexico, and sentenced to 20 years for a murder he knew nothing about. A friend of Toño's contacted two young lawyers, Roberto Hernández and Layda Negrete, who gained prominence in Mexico when they helped bring about the release of another innocent man from prison. Looking into Toño's case, Roberto and Layda managed to get a retrial--on camera--and enlisted the help of filmmaker Geoffrey Smith to chronicle the saga. Shot over three years with unprecedented access to the Mexican courts and prisons, this dramatic story is a searing indictment of a justice system that presumes guilt..
DVD 8997
Presunto culpable Presumed guilty /
In December 2005 Toño Zuniga was picked up off the street in Mexico City, Mexico, and sentenced to 20 years for a murder he knew nothing about. A friend of Toño's contacted two young lawyers, Roberto Hernández and Layda Negrete, who gained prominence in Mexico when they helped bring about the release of another innocent man from prison. Looking into Toño's case, Roberto and Layda managed to get a retrial--on camera--and enlisted the help of filmmaker Geoffrey Smith to chronicle the saga. Shot over three years with unprecedented access to the Mexican courts and prisons, this dramatic story is a searing indictment of a justice system that presumes guilt..
DVD 8997
Pret a porter
At the world's hottest fashion show, there's been a murder. Now, everybody's a suspect ... They're all caught up in the year's biggest see-and-be-seen event-- where steamy scandals and spectacular supermodels turn up the heat in a riotous show of high fashion.
DVD 1510
Prêt-à-porter Ready to wear /
At the world's hottest fashion show, there's been a murder. Now, everybody's a suspect ... They're all caught up in the year's biggest see-and-be-seen event-- where steamy scandals and spectacular supermodels turn up the heat in a riotous show of high fashion.
DVD 1510
Pretty as a picture the art of David Lynch /
This film explores David Lynch's many creative endeavors, including his roles as a film director, musical composer, writer, photographer, and painter. Includes interviews with actors who have appeared in his films, collaborators, family, and friends.
DVD 626
Pretty in pink
A poor girl falls in love with a rich guy, and it angers both their families and their friends.
DVD 8086
Pretty village, pretty flame
Two boyhood friends, one a Muslim, the other a Serb, find themselves on opposing sides in the war in Bosnia.
DVD 709
Pretty woman
Corporate mogul hires prostitute to be his companion for a week.
DVD 468
Price above rubies
Renee Zellweger is Sonia, a young woman who must decide between her desire for independence and the security of the perfect life she knows.
DVD 1738
Price check
Pete Cozy has a nice house in the suburbs and a solid job that allows him to spend quality time with his wife and son. Everything changes when Pete gets a new boss, the beautiful, fast talking Susan. Due to Susan's influence, Pete quickly finds himself on the executive track. That means more money, more time at work, and the less time with his family. He and Susan get too close and become enamored with one another-creating tension in the workplace and in Pete's personal life.
DVD 12316
Price of aid
This video discusses U.S. donations of food for famine relief in foreign countries, through a case-study in Zamibia, and the complex relationships between international aid, international media, American business and politics, and the impact on local agriculture, public health and international trade relations.
DVD 2544
Price of forgiveness
In a mythical pre-colonial village fishing village on the south coast of Senegal, a strange ocean mist hangs over the waters for weeks and the local fishermen fear to go out to sea. One son of a wise elder decides to take his boat onto the waters and returns when the mist lifts with a full catch. He has become a hero, and has won the heart of the prettiest girl in the village, but has also won the envy of his best friend, who also covets the girl.
DVD 6804
Price of pleasure pornography, sexuality & relationships /
"Once relegated to the margins of society, pornography has emerged as one of the most visible and profitable sectors of the cultural industries, assuming an unprecedented role in the mainstream of our popular culture at the same time that its content has become more extreme and harsh, more overtly sexist and racist. This eye-opening and disturbing film places the voices of critics, producers, and performers alongside the observations of men and women as they candidly discuss the role pornography has played in shaping their sexual imaginations and relationships. [The film] moves beyond the liberal versus conservative debates so common in the culture to paint a myth-busting and nuanced portrait of how pleasure and pain, commerce and power, liberty and responsibility have become intertwined in the most intimate areas of our lives"--Container.
DVD 4708
Price of sugar
This documentary profiles the courageous Father Christopher Hartley, a Spanish priest who travels to the Dominican Republic to stop a modern-day slavery operation. Thousands of Haitian men are forced to work in inhumane conditions to harvest sugar cane for the wealthy. Includes commentary by Father Hartley.
DVD 6198
Pricele$$
"This non-partisan film includes a look at two national policies -- agriculture and energy -- shaped by a variety of interests including industry groups, political parties, lobbyists, citizen groups, candidates, and officeholders." -- www.bullfrogfilms.com
DVD 8450
Priceless
Irene is with her elderly paramour, on the Riviera, to celebrate her birthday. When he falls asleep on her, she decides to slip down to the hotel bar. There, she mistakes barman Jean for a wealthy guest. He encourages the deceit by taking her up to the Royal Suite for the night. The following year, the same thing happens. This time her lover finds out and disowns her. Knowing Jean is a barman of little means doesn't stop her from wanting to be with him. Jean soon finds himself in Irene's shoes with an older and worldly-wise Madeleine. Even though they both have paramours, the two keep in increasingly close touch.
DVD 6390
Priceless
"This non-partisan film includes a look at two national policies -- agriculture and energy -- shaped by a variety of interests including industry groups, political parties, lobbyists, citizen groups, candidates, and officeholders." -- www.bullfrogfilms.com
DVD 8450
Prick up your ears
Based on the true story of the murder/suicide of playwright Joe Orton and his lover, Ken Halliwell.
DVD 4381
Pride
U.K. gay activists work to assist miners during their extended strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.
DVD 10759
Pride and glory
Centers on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal that happens to involve his own brother-in-law. For Ray, the truth is revelatory, a Pandora's Box that threatens to upend not only the Tierney legacy, but the entire NYPD.
DVD 10753
Pride and prejudice
The story of lively and rebellious Elizabeth, one of five unmarried daughters living in the countryside of 19th century England, in a world where an advantageous marriage is a woman's sole occupation.
DVD 1706
Pride & prejudice
Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife and 5 daughters. There is the beautiful Jane, the clever Elizabeth, the bookish Mary, the immature Kitty and the wild Lydia. Unfortunately, if Mr. Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met. The family's future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages. Life is uneventful until the arrival in the neighbourhood of the rich gentleman Mr. Bingley, who rents a large house so he can spend the summer in the country. Mr Bingley brings with him his sister and the dashing, rich, but proud Mr. Darcy. Love soon buds for one of the Bennet sisters, while another sister may have jumped to a hasty prejudgment. For the Bennet sisters many trials and tribulations stand between them and their happiness.
DVD 4503
Pride & prejudice (Motion picture : 2005)
Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife and 5 daughters. There is the beautiful Jane, the clever Elizabeth, the bookish Mary, the immature Kitty and the wild Lydia. Unfortunately, if Mr. Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met. The family's future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages. Life is uneventful until the arrival in the neighbourhood of the rich gentleman Mr. Bingley, who rents a large house so he can spend the summer in the country. Mr Bingley brings with him his sister and the dashing, rich, but proud Mr. Darcy. Love soon buds for one of the Bennet sisters, while another sister may have jumped to a hasty prejudgment. For the Bennet sisters many trials and tribulations stand between them and their happiness.
DVD 4503
Pride of the Marines
Based on the true story of a Marine blinded in the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II.
DVD 8502
Priest
A young Roman Catholic priest in a Liverpool parish must learn to deal with the issues of homosexuality and incest, as well as conflicts between his vows and his conscience.
DVD 1835
Prima cosa bella
Follows a strong and optimistic mother raising her two children against all odds. Throughout grief and pain she teaches her family to remain open and loving and to cherish the little joys in life.
DVD 8787
Primal fear
A Chicago altar boy is accused of murdering the archbishop and a publicity hungry local attorney decides to defend him.
DVD 469
Primary
A political documentary of the 1960 Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary campaigns in which Senator John F. Kennedy upset Senator Hubert H. Humphrey.
DVD 3021
Primary colors
Jack Stanton is a virtually unknown Southern governor on a quest for the White House with his strong, savvy and equally ambitious wife, Susan. Running against the odds, the Stantons need all the help they can get from their extremely colorful political team. Together, they take off on a hilarious, heart-wrenching and ultimately history-making roller coaster ride to the top.
DVD 470
Prime minister and environmentalist, Gro Harlem Brundtland
"In 1981, Gro Harlem Brundtland became the first woman to be elected Prime Minister of Norway ... A Harvard educated physician by profession, Brundtland has also been a prominent environmentalist throughout her political career. In this program with Bill Moyers, she speaks to the sense of environmental urgency facing policymakers today and introduces the concept of 'sustainable development.' Brundtland also talks about the increasingly important role of women in politics."--Container.
DVD 10315
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
A teacher in a 1930's Scottish girls' school captivates, inspires and encourages independent thinking in her students with her free-thinking attitude.
DVD 3022
Prime suspect
When a young woman is found brutally murdered, and the DCI in charge is unable to take up the case, the role is passed on to Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, the first female DCI to handle such a responsibility. Between a slippery suspect and resistence from her team of detectives, Tennison has her hands full.
DVD 3280
Prime suspect.
Detective Chief Jane Tennison has been transferred to a new station and now has the job of cleaning up the streets of Soho. The team goes into the underworld of teenage prostitution, pornography and runaways.
DVD 5407
Prime suspect.
This case involves a death in the Afro-Caribbean community that puts Detective Chief Inspector Tennison and the rest of the police force in the middle of racial controversy.
DVD 5375
Prime suspect.
Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison is promoted to Detective Superintendent. Includes three 2-hour episodes: The Lost Child, Inner Circles, and The Scent Of Darkness.
DVD 5556
Prime suspect.
Having been demoted and transferred to the north, D.C.I. Tennison finds herself under-used until she gets a case where a 12-year-old boy confesses to murder. She becomes involved with trying to convict the local crime boss who has proved impossible to touch.
DVD 5633
Prime suspect.
Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison finds herself searching for Sallie Sturdy, a fourteen-year-old girl presumed murdered. Facing the hospitalization of her father, descending deeper into alcoholism, and resisting pressure to retire quietly, Tennison vows to bring Sallie's killer to justice before ending her career. She forges a surprising friendship with Penny Philips, Sallie's best friend.
DVD 6656
Prime suspect.
Ripe for retirement in the eyes of some, Tennison is still up for a fight, and she'll need all the energy she can muster when she takes on the darker forces of British government in search of a sadistic killer with a guilty past.
DVD 6657
Prime suspect 1
When a young woman is found brutally murdered, and the DCI in charge is unable to take up the case, the role is passed on to Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, the first female DCI to handle such a responsibility. Between a slippery suspect and resistence from her team of detectives, Tennison has her hands full.
DVD 3280
Prime suspect 2
This case involves a death in the Afro-Caribbean community that puts Detective Chief Inspector Tennison and the rest of the police force in the middle of racial controversy.
DVD 5375
Prime suspect 3
Detective Chief Jane Tennison has been transferred to a new station and now has the job of cleaning up the streets of Soho. The team goes into the underworld of teenage prostitution, pornography and runaways.
DVD 5407
Prime suspect 7
Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison finds herself searching for Sallie Sturdy, a fourteen-year-old girl presumed murdered. Facing the hospitalization of her father, descending deeper into alcoholism, and resisting pressure to retire quietly, Tennison vows to bring Sallie's killer to justice before ending her career. She forges a surprising friendship with Penny Philips, Sallie's best friend.
DVD 6656
Prime suspect (Television program).
Ripe for retirement in the eyes of some, Tennison is still up for a fight, and she'll need all the energy she can muster when she takes on the darker forces of British government in search of a sadistic killer with a guilty past.
DVD 6657
Prime suspect the last witness /
Ripe for retirement in the eyes of some, Tennison is still up for a fight, and she'll need all the energy she can muster when she takes on the darker forces of British government in search of a sadistic killer with a guilty past.
DVD 6657
Primer
PRIMER is set in the industrial park/suburban tract-home fringes of an unnamed contemporary city where two young engineers, Abe and Aaron, are members of a small group of men who work by day for a large corporation while conducting extracurricular experiments on their own time in a garage. While tweaking their current project, a device that reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it by blocking gravitational pull, they accidentally discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities--ones that could enable them to do and to have seemingly anything they want. Taking advantage of this unique opportunity is the first challenge they face. Dealing with the consequences is the next.
DVD 5814
Primo Levi : the survivor as victim /
DVD 8823
Primo Levi's journey
Follows the writer Primo Levi on his thousand-mile journey to his home in Turin, Italy after being liberated from the Auschwitz concentration camp.
DVD 7066
Prince Caspian
The four Pevensie children - Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy - return to Narnia, only to discover that hundreds of years have passed since they ruled there. Now, crowning himself king, the evil General Miraz has taken charge. The children enlist the help of a heroic mouse called Reepicheep. They set out to find the exiled Prince Caspian, determined to see him rightfully named king.
DVD 6151
Prince of Homburg
The Prince of Homburg is a haunted, impetuous young German general. During the 17th century, the Germans are at war with the Swedes. The Prince is having trouble sleeping - he lusts after his commander's beautiful niece and frets over being on the battlefield. In a crucial battle, the Prince leads his troops into battle before being ordered. The Germans win the battle, but the Prince faces severe consequences.
DVD 4247
Prince of tides
A disillusioned Southern coach reveals his tortured childhood in order to help his troubled, suicidal sister, and discovers the healing powers of love and forgiveness.
DVD 1700
Prince qui contemplait son âme
"The story of a blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years. With faith as their only guide, the two journey for days through the expansive, barren landscape. To keep Ishtar entertained, Bab'Aziz relays the ancient tale of a prince who relinquished his realm. As the tale of the prince unfolds, the two encounter other travelers with stories of their own"--Container.
DVD 9225
Prince the glory years /
DVD 9496
Prince who contemplated his soul
"The story of a blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years. With faith as their only guide, the two journey for days through the expansive, barren landscape. To keep Ishtar entertained, Bab'Aziz relays the ancient tale of a prince who relinquished his realm. As the tale of the prince unfolds, the two encounter other travelers with stories of their own"--Container.
DVD 9225
Princess and the frog
New Orleans. Arrogant, carefree Prince Naveen and hardworking waitress Tiana cross paths. Prince Naveen is transformed into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician. Tiana follows suit when she decides to kiss the amphibian royalty. With the help of a trumpet-playing alligator, a Cajun firefly, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree, Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell and fulfill their dreams.
DVD 7315
Princess and the frog (Motion picture)
New Orleans. Arrogant, carefree Prince Naveen and hardworking waitress Tiana cross paths. Prince Naveen is transformed into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician. Tiana follows suit when she decides to kiss the amphibian royalty. With the help of a trumpet-playing alligator, a Cajun firefly, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree, Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell and fulfill their dreams.
DVD 7315
Princess and the pirate
Bob Hope stars as an egotistical vaudevillian who is shanghaied by pirates, gets involved with a lovely princess, and becomes the make-shift leader of a band of cutthroats.
DVD 853
Princess and the warrior
When shy, beautiful Sissi is the victim of a horrible car accident, a handsome small-time criminal comes to the rescue and saves her life. Once she recovers, she sets out to find him and discovers that he is a violent man with a conflicted past and dangerous future. It doesn't take long for the two to meet again - during a deadly bank robbery. Now it is her turn to save his life.
DVD 1319
Princess bride
A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive in a classic tale of love and adventure. The beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the nasty Prince Humperdinck, while Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her. Along the way he meets an accomplished swordsman and a giant, both of whom become his companions in his quest.
DVD 852
Princess Caraboo
A mysterious, but irresistibly charming young woman dressed in strange clothes and speaking no English is taken for a foreign princess by English high society. Is she a royal treasure or a royal imposter?
DVD 2120
Princess diaries
Your basic Cinderella makeover story with a fresh and affectionate twist. Mia is a frizzy-haired, glasses-wearing 15-year-old girl whose two highest ambitions are to become invisible and to get a few kisses from an attractive school heartthrob. She is stunned and horrified when her coolly continental grandmother shows up and informs her that she's the crown princess of the European principality Genovia. Soon enough, Mia has to undertake "princess lessons" (and a makeover) from her queenly grandmother, and eventually she blossoms into a confident, radiant girl.
DVD 1702
Princess Mononoke
A young warrior searching for a cure for a deadly curse becomes entangled in a battle between a clan of humans and the forest's animal gods.
DVD 3023
Princess of Montpensier
"A sweeping and romantic historical epic"--Container. Set in the 16th century, Marie de Mezieres is deeply in love with her dashing cousin Henri de Guise. However, due to her father's political ambitions, she is forced into a marriage with the well-connected Philippe de Montpensier, who she has never met. When Philippe is called away to fight, she is left in the care of Count Chabannes, an aging nobleman. It isn't long before she is exposed to the sexual and political intrigues of court.
DVD 10342
Princesse de Montpensier
"A sweeping and romantic historical epic"--Container. Set in the 16th century, Marie de Mezieres is deeply in love with her dashing cousin Henri de Guise. However, due to her father's political ambitions, she is forced into a marriage with the well-connected Philippe de Montpensier, who she has never met. When Philippe is called away to fight, she is left in the care of Count Chabannes, an aging nobleman. It isn't long before she is exposed to the sexual and political intrigues of court.
DVD 10342
Princesse de Montpensier (Motion picture)
"A sweeping and romantic historical epic"--Container. Set in the 16th century, Marie de Mezieres is deeply in love with her dashing cousin Henri de Guise. However, due to her father's political ambitions, she is forced into a marriage with the well-connected Philippe de Montpensier, who she has never met. When Philippe is called away to fight, she is left in the care of Count Chabannes, an aging nobleman. It isn't long before she is exposed to the sexual and political intrigues of court.
DVD 10342
Principe di Homburg The prince of Homburg /
The Prince of Homburg is a haunted, impetuous young German general. During the 17th century, the Germans are at war with the Swedes. The Prince is having trouble sleeping - he lusts after his commander's beautiful niece and frets over being on the battlefield. In a crucial battle, the Prince leads his troops into battle before being ordered. The Germans win the battle, but the Prince faces severe consequences.
DVD 4247
Printed ceremonial cloths of Ghana
Explores and explains the designs as well as showing in detail the carving, dyeing and printing processes.
DVD 8872
Priory school
When the Duke of Holdernesse's son is kidnapped from his preparatory school, the Duke is determined to avoid publicity at any cost. Sherlock Holmes and Watson are sworn to secrecy as they begin one of the most complex cases of their career in which a death changes the course of many people's lives. Wisteria Lodge: Holmes and Watson become involved in one of the most baffling cases in their career when a foreign tyrant, a governess and an odd police inspector lead them on a wild goose chase, starting with a murder.
DVD 3101
Priscilla
With a contract to perform a drag show way out in the Australian desert, Tick, Adam, and Ralph each has his own reason for wanting to leave the safety of Sydney. Christening their battered pink tour bus "Priscilla," the trio heads for the outback and into crazy adventures in even crazier outfits.
DVD 2158
Priscilla, queen of the desert
With a contract to perform a drag show way out in the Australian desert, Tick, Adam, and Ralph each has his own reason for wanting to leave the safety of Sydney. Christening their battered pink tour bus "Priscilla," the trio heads for the outback and into crazy adventures in even crazier outfits.
DVD 2158
Prise du pouvoir par Vladimir Poutine How Putin came to power /
A biography of Vladimir V. Putin, a former KGB agent who rapidly rose from a minor political figure in St. Petersburg to become president of the Russian Federation in the late 1990s. Argues that his ascendancy was "the result of a power struggle between factions of the country's ruling oligarchs and a behind-the-scenes political deal" brokered by Boris Yeltsin (container). Includes interviews with Kremlin insiders Yevgeny Primakov, Yuri Skuratov, Boris Berezovsky, Sergei Dorenko, Boris Nemtsov, Elena Tregubova, and Ksenia Ponomareva.
DVD 4854
Prison in twelve landscapes
An examination of the prison and its place -- social, economic and psychological -- in American society. Excavates the often-unseen links and connections that prisons and our system of mass incarceration have on communities and industries all around us-- from a blazing California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires to a Bronx warehouse that specializes in prison-approved care packages to an Appalachian coal town betting its future on the promise of new prison jobs to the street where Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson. Includes interviews with ex-convicts, prisoners and people who live near prisons.
DVD 11819
Prison state
For decades, the United States has been fixated on incarceration, building prisons and locking up more and more people. But at what cost, and has it really made a difference? FRONTLINE goes to the epicenter of the raging debate about incarceration in America, focusing on the controversial practice of solitary confinement and on new efforts to reduce the prison population, as officials are rethinking what to do with criminals.
DVD 10446
Prison terminal the last days of Private Jack Hall /
The final months in the life of a terminally ill prisoner, Jack Hall, and the hospice volunteers, themselves prisoners, who care for him.
DVD 10307
Prison town, USA
Tells the story of Susanville, California, one "small town that tries to resuscitate its economy by building a prison - with unanticipated consequences."--Container.
DVD 3736
Prisoner of the mountains
A Russian army patrol is ambushed by Caucasian rebels and two survivors are taken prisoner, by a local patriarch who is hoping to barter them for the release of his captured son. A bond of understanding develops between the soldiers and their captors, but it is broken when plans for their release go awry and a chain of violence and retaliation is precipitated.
DVD 1803
Prisoners
Keller Dover is facing every parent's worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki arrests its driver but a lack of evidence forces his release. As the police pursue multiple leads, Dover knows his child's life is at stake and decides he must take matters into his own hands. How far will he go to protect his family?
DVD 10204
Prisoners of age
Raising complex and timely questions about the warehousing of America's prison population, this program accompanies photographer Ron Levine on his mission to depict the physical, emotional, and psychological conditions of aging inmates--including those near death. Levine focuses his work on Alabama's Hamilton Institute for the Age and Infirm, the first prison created specifically for elderly convicts.
DVD 5936
Private
Mohammad, his wife Samia, and their five children live in a large, isolated house located midway between a Palestinian village and an Israeli settlement. Viewed as a strategic lookout point, the house is forcefully overtaken by Israeli soldiers, who confine Mohammad and his family to a few downstairs rooms in daytime and a single room at night. Against Samia's wishes, Mohammad decides to keep the family together in the house until the soldiers move on, creating division among his family and a precarious relationship with the soldiers.
DVD 5108
Private
Mohammad, his wife Samia, and their five children live in a large, isolated house located midway between a Palestinian village and an Israeli settlement. Viewed as a strategic lookout point, the house is forcefully overtaken by Israeli soldiers, who confine Mohammad and his family to a few downstairs rooms in daytime and a single room at night. Against Samia's wishes, Mohammad decides to keep the family together in the house until the soldiers move on, creating division among his family and a precarious relationship with the soldiers.
DVD 7263
Private Benjamin
A pampered, spoiled upper-middle class widow joins the army. The army will never be the same.
DVD 471
Private function
In this delicious comedy which takes place in a little-known Yorkshire town during the thin times of 1947, plans are afoot to fatten a contraband pig destined for the centerpiece of a celebration banquet. However, chaos ensues when a social climbing middle-class couple steal the pig to impress their friends at their own banquet.
DVD 1789
Private life of Sherlock Holmes
Holmes travels to Scotland to help a woman search for her missing husband.
DVD 3221
Private lives of Elizabeth and Essex
This period drama sets the tumultuous on-again, off-again affair between Queen Elizabeth I and the second Earl of Essex against Essex's powerful ambition to assume the throne of England.
DVD 4491
Private lives of Pompeii
Draws on the archaeological record and contemporary sources to show what life was like in the doomed Roman city.
DVD 11327
Private property
Pascale lives with her adult twin sons in a renovated Belgian farmhouse. Each is still reeling from the divorce that divided the family some years earlier. Both boys pursue their respective interests, but neither seems compelled to embrace adulthood or the responsibilities that come with it. Pascale falls in love again and dreams of a new life for herself and her lover. Her dream is to own a countryside B&B. But what would seemingly be a happy time in her life takes a turn for the worse as she finds herself unabel to rise from the shadow of her ex-husband and selfish children. In a bid for survival, Pascale leaves the house in the hands of her sons, never suspencting that in her absence, long-buried resentment and rivalry will boil over, igniting a war between the brothers.
DVD 5135
Privilege
Steven Shorter is a rock music phenomenon. His popularity, carefully engineered by his corporate handlers, has reached dizzying proportions. When artist Vanessa Ritchie is hired to paint his portrait, she discovers that he is unhappy and unstable.
DVD 5911
Prix du pardon Ndeysaan = the price of forgiveness /
In a mythical pre-colonial village fishing village on the south coast of Senegal, a strange ocean mist hangs over the waters for weeks and the local fishermen fear to go out to sea. One son of a wise elder decides to take his boat onto the waters and returns when the mist lifts with a full catch. He has become a hero, and has won the heart of the prettiest girl in the village, but has also won the envy of his best friend, who also covets the girl.
DVD 6804
Prizzi's honor
Charley Partanna is a hit-man who works for the Prizzis, one of the richest crime syndicate families in the country. Unbeknownst to Charley, the Prizzis just hired Irene Walker, a free-lance killer, to eliminate someone who double-crossed them. When Irene and Charley fall in love their jobs become complicated, especially when each is given a contract that neither can go through with.
DVD 472
Pro urodov i li︠u︡deĭ Of freaks and men /
"Explores the seamy underside of the early 20th century upper classes."--Container.
DVD 3611
Probability
"There is a good chance this will be one of Bill's best episodes! In Probability, watch Bill make this complicated concept very simple to understand, while showing how it allows us to predict events"--Container.
DVD 7562
Probe und Aufführung
A documentary of the renowned conductor Carlos Kleiber in rehearsal and performance with the Südfunk Symphony Orchestra.
DVD 9163
Proceed and be bold!
"...documents the life of Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., a letterpress artist who lives out the secret American Dream of rejecting the establishment and living his art as his life. Whether it's challenging racial assumptions by calling himself a 'humble negro printer,' or by bringing art to the masses with his affordable, unpretentious posters of wisdom and hilarity, Kennedy's life as an artist is both intriguing and exhilarating"--Container.
DVD 7045
Procès (Motion picture)
"When Josef K is condemned for an unnamed crime in an unnamed country, he is forced to seek his own justice through a labyrinth of bureaucracy. Along the way, he becomes involved with three women who in their own individual ways are functions of the systems that persecutes him."--Container.
DVD 11057
Prodigal son
A rich man's son (Samo Hung) believes himself to be the best kung fu fighter in Canton. Unfortunately, his father, anxious for his son's safety, bribes all his opponents to lose. After a humiliating defeat at the hands of an actor in a traveling theatre company, the son resolves to find a better teacher. Includes Hong Kong trailer and U.S. trailer.
DVD 678
Prodigal sons
Returning home to Montana for her high school reunion, filmmaker Kimberly Reed (previously the school quarterback and now a transgender woman) hopes for reconciliation with her long-estranged adopted brother. But along the way she uncovers stunning revelations (including a connection to Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth), intense sibling rivalries, and unforeseeable twists of plot and gender that force them to face challenges no one could imagine.
DVD 7599
Producers
"Low-rent Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his high-strung accountant Leo Bloom discover that, with the help of a few gullible investors, they can make more money on a flop than on a hit. Armed with the worst show ever written and an equally horrific cast, this double-dealing duo is banking on disaster. But when their sure-to-offend musical becomes a surprise hit, they find themselves in the middle of a Broadway blitzkrieg"--Container.
DVD 6510
Professional
New York's top hit man becomes the unwilling guardian of his next-door neighbors' 12-year-old daughter and helps her track the psychotic agent who murdered her family so she can exact her revenge.
DVD 1486
Professione: reporter
A reporter assumes the identity of a dead man. The more he does this, the further he is from his true identity. When he finds himself in danger, will he be able to become himself once again, or will it be too late?
DVD 4532
Professor Elie Wiesel honorary degree presentation and speech /
Elie Wiesel, the foremost, living witness to the Holocaust. He came to pass on memories that need no trigger, embedded as they are in the lives of witnesses, the price exacted for survival. Wiesel, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, is the author of more than 50 books and plays. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his writing and for his defense of human rights worldwide. In addition to the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize, he has received many honors including the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1992); and an honorary Knighthood of the British Empire (2006).
DVD 5306
Profile.
Interview covers Hilberg's childhood, influences upon his work with documents while working on his academic progress, how he came to Vermont, his experiences in Vermont and while teaching at UVM, philosophical discussion on the capabilities of human beings and his passon to research into how the Holocaust was accomplished. Raul Hilberg, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Vermont, distinguished genocide historian and author of the seminal work "The Destruction of the European Jews." Born in Vienna in 1926, Hilberg emigrated to the United States in 1939 and joined the U.S. Army in 1944. Hilberg was awarded the Geschwister Scholl Prize for the German edition of his 2001 book, Sources of Holocaust Research. He passed away in August 2007.
DVD 4956
Profile.
Interview covers Manchel's early childhood, how films influenced him, how one high school teacher influenced the maverick Manchel academically, how Manchel became a pioneer in the field of media, his focus on films, his beliefs that films shape us and can shape how we view the world, his revitalizing UVM's media department by introducing computers, mention on his many influential works on film studies and of some of his former students who went on to become Oscar winners.
DVD 5100
Profile with Frank Manchel
Interview covers Manchel's early childhood, how films influenced him, how one high school teacher influenced the maverick Manchel academically, how Manchel became a pioneer in the field of media, his focus on films, his beliefs that films shape us and can shape how we view the world, his revitalizing UVM's media department by introducing computers, mention on his many influential works on film studies and of some of his former students who went on to become Oscar winners.
DVD 5100
Profile with Raul Hilberg.
Interview covers Hilberg's childhood, influences upon his work with documents while working on his academic progress, how he came to Vermont, his experiences in Vermont and while teaching at UVM, philosophical discussion on the capabilities of human beings and his passon to research into how the Holocaust was accomplished. Raul Hilberg, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Vermont, distinguished genocide historian and author of the seminal work "The Destruction of the European Jews." Born in Vienna in 1926, Hilberg emigrated to the United States in 1939 and joined the U.S. Army in 1944. Hilberg was awarded the Geschwister Scholl Prize for the German edition of his 2001 book, Sources of Holocaust Research. He passed away in August 2007.
DVD 4956
Profiled
"Profiled knits the stories of mothers of Black and Latino youth murdered by the NYPD into a powerful indictment of racial profiling and police brutality, and places them within a historical context of the roots of racism in the U.S. Some of the victims--Eric Garner, Michael Brown--are now familiar the world over. Others, like Shantel Davis and Kimani Gray, are remembered mostly by family and friends in their New York neighborhoods. Ranging from the routine harrassment of minority students in an affluent Brooklyn neighborhood to the killings and protests in Staten Island and Ferguson, Missouri, Profiled bears witness to the racist violence that remains an everyday reality for Black and Latin people in this country. Moving interviews with victims' family members are juxtaposed with sharply etched analyses by evolutionary biologist, Joseph L. Graves, Jr, (The Race Myth) and civil rights lawyer, Chauniqua D. Young, (Center for Constitutional Rights, Stop and Frisk lawsuit). Profiled gives us a window on one of the burning issues of our time"--Container cover.
DVD 11692
Profiles of 6 African American authors
A collection of six interviews with prominent 20th century African American authors.
DVD 8975
Profits of punishment /
Dominated by a handful of American-based corporations including Wackenhut Corrections, the business of private prisons is now the most volatile and powerful industry in the U.S. This film contrasts the glitzy commercial arena of the private prison industry with the world of the inmates on the inside. In the process, it exposes a recession-proof industry where money is made out of the deprivation of liberty.
DVD 8400
Profondo rosso
A psychic who can read minds picks up the thoughts of a murderer in the audience and soon becomes a victim. An English pianist gets involved in solving the murders, but finds many of his avenues of inquiry cut off by new murders, and he begins to wonder how the murderer can track his movements so closely.
DVD 167
Profundo carmesí Deep crimson /
Based on the true story of the Lonely Hearts Murders, Nicolas and Coral roam the back roads of Mexico looking for lonely women who Nicolas seduces and the insanely jealous Coral then murders.
DVD 4910
Progressive era
Examines the ways the Progressive era altered the course of our history through the strengthening of labor unions, political reforms, and the imposition of the first federal income tax.
DVD 6562
Prohibition
This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight.
DVD 8837
Project greenlight.
A unique, behind-the-scenes look at the Hollywood filmmaking process that documents all the hurdles and pitfalls encountered by first-time filmmakers as they bring their labor of love to the big screen.
DVD 5586
Project H, if you build it
Follows designer-activist Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills.
DVD 11157
Project Nim
The story of Nim, the chimpanzee who became the focus of a landmark 1970s experiment to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. But as Nim's natural instincts take over and the humans trusted with his well-being fail to protect him, Project Nim uncovers the unflinching and extraordinary journey of one animal thrust into human society.
DVD 8880
Prom night in Mississippi
In 1997, actor Morgan Freeman, a resident of the small town of Charleston, Miss., offered to pay for the senior prom at Charleston High School under one condition: the prom must be racially integrated. His offer was ignored. In 2008 he offered again, and the offer was accepted, changing the tradition of two separate proms for blacks and whites that had endured since the high school was integrated in 1970. Shows the problems and lessons learned as the event was planned and held. With comments from Morgan Freeman, students, and others. Intended to explore attitudes of racial intolerance that still persist today. In 2008, Charleston High School had 415 students, 70% black and 30% white.
DVD 7318
Promesse
The life of a fifteen-year old changes forever when he makes a promise to a dying man.
DVD 1304
Prometheus
Explorers have discovered a clue that brings them to the origins of mankind on Earth. This leads them on a journey that takes them to the darkest corners of the universe.
DVD 9034
Promise
East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, who remains behind. From then on, and for the next 28 years, Konrad and Sophie will attempt to meet again, in spite of the Iron Curtain. Konrad, who has become a reputed Astrophysicist, tries to take advantage of scientific congresses outside Eastern Germany to arrange encounters with Sophie. But in a country where the political police, the Stasi, monitors the moves of all suspicious people (such as Konrad's sister Barbara and her husband Harald), preserving one's privacy, ideals and self-respect becomes an exhausting fight, even as the Eastern block begins its long process of disintegration.
DVD 12351
Promise of music
This film documents Gustavo Dudamel preparing his Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela in Caracas for their upcoming concert at the Beethovenfest in Bonn, 2007. Following different musicians in their day-to-day lives, the film shows how classical music is changing the individual and their environment. The climax of the film is the Bonn concert, which includes Beethoven's complete "Eroica" symphony and two pieces from the orchestra's Latin American homeland.
DVD 7431
Promise of stem cells
Presents the latest advances in cloning, stem cell development, and genetic science. Includes an overview of the cloning research of José Cibelli, and comments by noted scientists Lee Silver and Paul Nurse on how these developments have changed human life.
DVD 2299 v.1
Promised land
"Three friends hope to build a factory but their plans are quickly jeopardized by local politics and one of the partner's dangerous love affair."--Container.
DVD 1046
Promised land
Though apartheid ended in South Africa in 1994, economic injustices between blacks and whites remain unresolved. As revealed in Yoruba Richen's film, the most potentially explosive issue is land. The film follows two black communities as they struggle to reclaim land from white owners, some of whom who have lived there for generations. Amid rising tensions and wavering government policies, the land issue remains South Africa's "ticking time bomb," with far-reaching consequences for all sides. Promised Land captures multiple perspectives of citizens struggling to create just solutions.
DVD 7851
Promised land
Corporate salesman Steve Butler has been dispatched to the rural town of McKinley with his sales partner to offer much-needed relief to the economically hard-hit residents in exchange for drilling rights to their properties. As they grapple with a surprising array of both open hearts and closed doors, the outsiders soon discover the strength of an American small town at a crossroads.
DVD 9482
Promises
Follows the journey of a filmmaker who travels in and around Jerusalem, from a Palestinian refugee camp to an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, where he meets seven Palestinian and Israeli children who exist in separate worlds, divided by physical, historical, and emotional boundaries although they live only 20 minutes apart. Explores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the eyes of these children and tells the story of a few children who dared to cross the lines to meet their neighbors.
DVD 1356
Promises and betrayals
DVD 4016
Promises & betrayals Britain and the struggle for the Holy Land /
DVD 4016
Promises kept, promises broken a history of UVM /
Professor Bob Stanfield discusses the history of the University of Vermont. From its founding through the early 21st century, Professor Stanfield examines promises kept and broken by important figures who contributed to the University.
DVD 4624
Proof
A game of power between a blind photographer, his possessive housekeeper and a new friend.
DVD 5501
Proof
With the help of one of her father's former students, Catherine, a devoted daughter, must come to terms with the death of her father, a brilliant mathematician whose genius was crippled by mental instability. After his death, a notebook containing a mathematical proof is found and Catherine claims the proof is her own work.
DVD 5502
Propaganda
This program focuses on dictators and spin doctors who shaped the perceptions of the masses in 20th century Europe. Archival news film and footage and historical photos spotlight the propaganda of the Russian Revolution, Nazi propaganda in World War II, the Gulf War, as well as the PR blitzes of Britain's political scene. Clips from propaganda classics Battleship Potemkin, The Triumph of the Will, and the Eternal Jew are also included.
DVD 2301
Propaganda & the denial of climate change
"Paula Kehoe's fascinating and clarifying look at the debate surrounding global warming explores the striking disconnect between the relatively clear-cut concerns of the world's most prominent scientists and the maze of speculation, rhetorical posturing, and outright misinformation that attaches to this issue whenever it's taken up by politicians, PR specialists, and political pundits. Mixing a localized focus on Ireland with insights from scientists and leaders from around the world, the film serves as both a primer on climate science and a penetrating analysis of media framing and the science of perception management"--Container.
DVD 10548
Propaganda battle
Bill Moyers interviews two filmmakers in the first large-scale propaganda battle in history--German filmmaker Fritz Hippler and his American counterpart, Frank Capra.
DVD 12364
Prophecy
At the scene of a bizarre murder, L.A. homicide detective Thomas Dagget discovers a lethal heavenly prophecy now being fulfilled on earth. In his fight to stop the forces of evil--led by the powerful angel Gabriel--Dagget finds an unlikely ally in an elementary school teacher. Together they race against time and terror to save the world as we know it.
DVD 527
Prophet
Malik el Djebena, who is condemned to six years in prison, cannot read or write, but soon figures out the politics of the prison. Though Malik is only 19-years-old, the leader of the Corsican gang who rules the prison corners him and gives him certain 'missions' to carry out. He quickly gains the confidence of the gang leader, as these assignments begin to toughen him up. But Malik soon develops some plans of his own.
DVD 7545
Prophète A prophet /
Malik el Djebena, who is condemned to six years in prison, cannot read or write, but soon figures out the politics of the prison. Though Malik is only 19-years-old, the leader of the Corsican gang who rules the prison corners him and gives him certain 'missions' to carry out. He quickly gains the confidence of the gang leader, as these assignments begin to toughen him up. But Malik soon develops some plans of his own.
DVD 7545
Proposal
High-powered book editor Maggie is everyone's worst nightmare: ruthless, driven, and tactless. When she finds herself faced with deportation back to Canada, she coerces her much younger assistant into marrying her. However, when the government becomes suspicious, they embark upon a charade in order to make the marriage seem legitimate.
DVD 11943
Proposal (Motion picture : 2009)
High-powered book editor Maggie is everyone's worst nightmare: ruthless, driven, and tactless. When she finds herself faced with deportation back to Canada, she coerces her much younger assistant into marrying her. However, when the government becomes suspicious, they embark upon a charade in order to make the marriage seem legitimate.
DVD 11943
Proposition
Charlie Burns is presented with an impossible proposition by local law enforcement. The only way for him to save his younger brother from the gallows is to dismiss his moral judgment and kill his psychotic older brother within nine days.
DVD 4524
Prospero's books
In this adaption of William Shakespeare's The tempest, Prospero imagines and writes the play, speaking the characters' lines as he writes.
DVD 9663
Prostitution behind the veil
Explores the everyday life of two Iranian women working as prostitutes in a Muslim society in which prostitution is banned and adultery can lead to capital punishment. Discusses the increased drug use in Iran and its connection with prostitution, and reveals a religious double standard in which men can use a temporary marriage to legally buy sex.
DVD 4024
Protecting America's sacred lands
Across the USA, Native Americans are struggling to protect their sacred places. Religious freedom, so valued in America, is not guaranteed to those who practice land-based religions. This film discusses the struggles of three indigenous communities to protect their sacred sites from rock climbers, tourists, strip-mining, development and New Age religious practitioners.
DVD 7157
Protektor
This fateful love story is set in Prague during the late 1930s and subsequent Nazi occupation. It focuses on radio journalist Emil, who is deeply in love with his glamorous Jewish movie star wife Hana. When the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia is established, Hana's career is cut short and Emil's radio station put under German control. Emil chooses to collaborate with the occupiers in order to survive and protect his wife. Ironically, this choice threatens to destroy the very thing he's trying to protect: Hana.
DVD 8887
Proteus a nineteenth century vision /
Through the works of biologist and philosopher Ernst Haeckel, the role of the sea as the "outer space" of his time is explored. Based almost entirely on 19th-century scientific illustrations, paintings, and photographs brought to life through innovative animation, Proteus explores the undersea world through a complex tapestry of biology, oceanography, scientific history, poetry and myth.
DVD 2543
Protocols of Zion
Examines the rise of anti-Semitism in the USA after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
DVD 4611
Proud tradition : Pure Vermont maple
A documentary of the sugaring process in Vermont leading to "pure Vermont maple syrup."
DVD 3282
Prova d'orchestra Orchestra rehearsal /
A controversial yet comical film, it depicts the turmoil of Italian society through events that take place during a rehearsal gathering set in a 13th century chapel, as the musicians rebel against their conductor.
DVD 715
Prozac nation
Lizzie is a prize-winning student heading off to Harvard for her freshman year, where she intends to study journalism and launch a career as a rock music critic. However, Lizzie's dysfunctional family situation includes an errant father and a neurotic, bitterly hypercritical mother who has led Lizzie to a struggle with depression. When her all-night, drug-fueled writing binges and emotional instability alienate her roommate and best friend, Ruby, as well as both her boyfriends, Lizzie seeks psychiatric counseling from Dr. Diana Sterling, who prescribes the wonder drug Prozac. Despite success as a writer and some mellowing out thanks to her medication, Lizzie begins to feel that the pills are running her life and faces some tough choices about her future.
DVD 3889
Pruitt-Igoe myth
"Destroyed in a dramatic and highly publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure among architects, politicians and policy makers. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth explores the social, economic and legislative issues that led to the decline of conventional public housing in America, and the city centers in which the projects resided, while tracing personal and poignant narratives of those who lived in them."--Disc container.
DVD 9726
Przesłuchanie Interrogation /
Interrogation is a scathing condemnation of political systems that resort to any sort of torture to crush dissent.
DVD 11647
Przypadek Blind chance /
Facing an unclear future, Witek, an earnest young Polish medical student, chooses to put his education on hold. What happens next spawns into three successive scenarios in which Witek's catching or missing his train - giving him three different futures. Whether as an idealistic Communist Party member, an ambivalent dissident or a devoted healer and husband. The young Pole's destiny is shaped by a troubled present poised to engulf him.
DVD 3180
Psy Pigs /
In gritty, post-Communist Poland an honest, no-nonsense cop (and former KGB agent) is assigned to clean up the burgeoning Polish mob before it grows too powerful, but his job is threatened by superiors wary of his former Communist ties.
DVD 6235
Psych-out The trip.
Jenny, a 17-year old deaf runaway in search of her brother, stumbles upon and becomes involved with a group of hippies. They invite Jenny to their large home where she is given her first introduction to communal living.
DVD 2825
Psycho
Horror melodrama in which a woman disappears after spending the night in an isolated motel which adjoins an eerie Victorian mansion, inhabited by a disturbed young man and his mother.
DVD 931
Psychological
"When most people think of bullying, they think of physical abuse. However, bullying goes beyond the physical and can encompass the verbal....verbal bullying can in some cases be just as harmful as physical. Learn what emotional bullying can do to an individual's self-esteem, why it's often a silent killer and how it can be put to an end"--Container.
DVD 10136
Psychological bullying
"When most people think of bullying, they think of physical abuse. However, bullying goes beyond the physical and can encompass the verbal....verbal bullying can in some cases be just as harmful as physical. Learn what emotional bullying can do to an individual's self-esteem, why it's often a silent killer and how it can be put to an end"--Container.
DVD 10136
Psychology and courageous truth-telling : the prospects for a new American heroism
"These two icons of progressive thought in America met for the first time to discuss a salient question for our times: why are some people willing to take courageous nonviolent action in defense of ethical principals--even at personal risk to themselves? This video captures their conversation and calls for a new era of truth-telling by citizens privy to crucial and often classified information that the public deserves to know."
DVD 10178
Psychology and the new heroism
"These two icons of progressive thought in America met for the first time to discuss a salient question for our times: why are some people willing to take courageous nonviolent action in defense of ethical principals--even at personal risk to themselves? This video captures their conversation and calls for a new era of truth-telling by citizens privy to crucial and often classified information that the public deserves to know."
DVD 10178
PTSD and veterans
Dr. Frank Ochberg shows treatment of PTSD with veterans, why it is important to learn about this medical disorder, and how PTSD affects family and other relationships. Teaches family members and community how they can assist in the recovery process.
DVD 7181
PTSD & veterans a conversation with Dr. Frank Ochberg.
Dr. Frank Ochberg shows treatment of PTSD with veterans, why it is important to learn about this medical disorder, and how PTSD affects family and other relationships. Teaches family members and community how they can assist in the recovery process.
DVD 7181
Pu-239
While working at a nuclear power plant, Timofey is exposed to a deadly dose of radiation while trying to avert a plant disaster. Instead of rewarding Timofey for his efforts, the plant treats him as a scapegoat, offering no compensation to him or his family. Desperate to provide security for his wife and son, Timofey steals a small amount of PU-239 - weapons-grade- plutonium - and heads to Moscow to sell it on the black market. Timofey struggles to make the sale, his efforts resulting in deadly consequences.
DVD 4716
Public and private life.
Although the first towns the Arabs founded during the expansion of Arabia were only vast campsites, it was not long before their temporary dwellings gave way to the magnificent signature architecture of Arabian culture. What was it like to live in the Arab cities of the Abbasid dynasty, grand oases of refinement and innovation? This program describes key centers of the Muslim town, including the mosque and the souk, and the roles of the prince, the doctors of the law, and the leaders of the various social groups in keeping order within the community.
DVD 2866
Public and private life.
As life among the aristocracy in Damascus and Baghdad attained its zenith of refinement, another important cultural center was developing in Islamic Cordoba. This program focuses on the remarkable cultural contributions of Ziryab, a talented young musician who fled the East for Andalusia and became the era's preeminent arbiter of style and taste. After creating a popular new form of music, he went on to radically reshape Arab high society, inventing new fashions and hairstyles, introducing fine dining, and creating a thriving market for all manner of luxury goods.
DVD 2867
Public enemies
No one could stop Dillinger and his gang. No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost everyone, from his girlfriend Billie Frechette to an American public who had no sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into the Depression. But while the adventures of Dillinger's gang thrilled many, Hoover made Dillinger America's first Public Enemy Number One.
DVD 7094
Public enemies (Motion picture)
No one could stop Dillinger and his gang. No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost everyone, from his girlfriend Billie Frechette to an American public who had no sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into the Depression. But while the adventures of Dillinger's gang thrilled many, Hoover made Dillinger America's first Public Enemy Number One.
DVD 7094
Public enemy
Classic gangster film tells the story of two brothers, one an honorable war veteran, the other a high-class gangster that sold alcohol during the prohibition.
DVD 6401
Public enemy (Motion picture)
Classic gangster film tells the story of two brothers, one an honorable war veteran, the other a high-class gangster that sold alcohol during the prohibition.
DVD 6401
Public et le privé. Public and private life.
Although the first towns the Arabs founded during the expansion of Arabia were only vast campsites, it was not long before their temporary dwellings gave way to the magnificent signature architecture of Arabian culture. What was it like to live in the Arab cities of the Abbasid dynasty, grand oases of refinement and innovation? This program describes key centers of the Muslim town, including the mosque and the souk, and the roles of the prince, the doctors of the law, and the leaders of the various social groups in keeping order within the community.
DVD 2866
Public et le privé. Public and private life.
As life among the aristocracy in Damascus and Baghdad attained its zenith of refinement, another important cultural center was developing in Islamic Cordoba. This program focuses on the remarkable cultural contributions of Ziryab, a talented young musician who fled the East for Andalusia and became the era's preeminent arbiter of style and taste. After creating a popular new form of music, he went on to radically reshape Arab high society, inventing new fashions and hairstyles, introducing fine dining, and creating a thriving market for all manner of luxury goods.
DVD 2867
Public reading
As a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Jones lectures a group of honor students on his book "The Known World" about slavery and what it is like to be a writer. He is quick to announce that the stereotypes presented to most of the public (about African Americans) created a "self-imposed limitation [that was] alien." "For Jones, fiction is about telling the best lie possible in order to communicate a greater truth."
DVD 3768
Public relations industry unspun
Tracks the development of the PR industry from early efforts to win popular American support for World War I to the role of crisis management in controlling the damage to corporate image. The video analyzes the tools public relations professionals use to shift our perceptions including a look at the coordinated PR campaign to slip genetically engineered food past public scrutiny.
DVD 9104
Public Television series Journey to planet earth
Investigates some of the most critical environmental and earth science questions of the 21st century. Are populations soaring out of control? Are we running out of water? Will there be enough water and food for future generations? Global warming - a false alarm or a gathering storm? And why we should take these issues seriously before it is too late.
DVD 3563
Public Television series Journey to planet earth
Investigates the link between environmental change and the future health of the planet, a future conditional on how we cope with the spread of toxic pollution. In the Arctic, animals and humans are suddenly plagued with rising levels of hazardous chemicals: DDT, PCBs, dioxins, and mercury. Along the U.S.-Mexico border, tariff-free factories have been poisoning the soil and air for more than a decade, and local communities in Tijuana struggle with contaminated water while their backyards have become toxic playgrounds for children. In Uzbekistan, the world's fourth largest inland body of water, the Aral Sea, has become the site of what the United Nations calls man's greatest ecological disaster. In the United States, a Latin neighborhood in San Diego celebrates an environmental victory, while only 150 miles away, the people of Palm Springs may be living in the path of a toxic storm of dust.
DVD 3564
Pueblos hermanos
Story of two towns linked by immigration, family, and work: Jacaltenango, a highland Maya town in Guatemala; and Jupiter, a coastal resort town where many Jacaltecos have settled in Florida. The film chronicles a story of how and why people migrate across borders, how people make and remake their communities when they travel thousands of miles from home, and how people maintain families despite their travel. Because we are all immigrants, this is a universal human story, and a quintessential American one. All of us understand family. It is also a story of local and international controversy. News of undocumented immigrants is familiar in nearly every community across the U.S., and citizens must choose how they respond to this issue.
DVD 7760
Puedo hablar? retrato de un movimiento = May I speak? portrait of a movement /
A documentary on Hugo Chavez and the political conflict in Venezuela. The film was shot in October, November, and December of 2006, and chronicles the two principle campaigns in Venezuela's presidential elections that year.
DVD 5167
Pugni in tasca Fists in the pocket /
Story about a blind widow and her four children. Three are afflicted with epilepsy, and the fourth, Augusto, has to support the family. Alessandro (Sandro) wants to free his brother from this burden and sees killing the rest of the family as the only way.
DVD 4195
Pulling the trigger
"Explores how U.S. involvement in Iraq and Israel post-9/11 has affected its image in the Arab world."--Container.
DVD 3480
Pulp fiction
Clever, dark film that tells 4 separate stories that are gradually brought together. Involved are two low-rent hit men, their boss and his sexy wife, a prizefighter and a pair of desperate robbers.
DVD 473
Pump up the volume
By day, Mark Hunter is a painfully shy kid in a small Arizona town. But by night, he's Hard Harry, the cynical, uncensored DJ of a pirate radio station. Idolized by his high school classmates (who are unaware of his real identity), Harry becomes a hero with his fiercely funny monologues on sex, love and rock and roll. But when he exposes the corrupt school principal, she calls in the FCC to shut Harry down.
DVD 10823
Pumping iron
In 1977, an independent documentary movie shed light on the world of bodybuilding, becoming a hugh box office hit and creating an international sensation. It launched one man's multi-million dollar career. It changed the world of bodybuilding and physical exercise forever. Follows 5-time Mr. Olympia, Arnold Schwarzenegger, as he gets ready to compete for his 6th title.
DVD 2961
Pumpkinhead
When a group of rambunctious teenagers inadvertently kills his only son, Ed Harley seeks the magic of a backwoods witch to bring the child back. Defying superstition, he and the witch invoke the Pumpkinhead, a monstrously clawed and fanged demon.
DVD 1822
Punch-drunk love
Barry Egan, a shy sad-sack with a great deal of repressed anger that occasionally bursts forth in sudden violent outrages, falls in love with Lena, a co-worker of one of Barry's seven sisters. After calling a phone-sex line, Barry is extorted by bad-guy Dean, who eventually sends four goons to assault Barry and get the money.
DVD 2148
P'ungsan'gae
"Poongsan has the unenviable - and death-defying - job of delivering messages across the North and South Korean border to separated families. When South Korean government agents ask him to smuggle in In-oak, the lover of a high-ranking North Korean defector, into the South, the damsel and rescuer fall in love instead."--IMDb.
DVD 10516
Punishing parents who is responsible for delinquent kids? /
John Stossel gathers opinions in the heated debate over accountability for a child's delinquent actions by talking with parents, children, teens, survivors, and the judges who are handing down rulings on where exactly to place blame. Suits against parents for alleged criminal negligence in cases of school shootings, underage drinking and drug use, DWI-related deaths involving minors, and acts of vandalism are addressed. Indecent behavior on and off school grounds is also discussed.
DVD 2432
Punishment park
In a desert zone in California, a civilian tribunal sentences groups of dissidents and gives them the option of participating in law enforcement exercises in the Bear Montain National Punishment Park. Now these prisoners have to fight for their lives.
DVD 4474
Punishments
Part of a series on the five elements of society, exploring how they evolved. This segment explores the social phenomenon of punishment. The forms of punishment that a society chooses, and what it deems a crime, illustrate that society's values. How is justice pursued and punishment meted out? Looks at the history of punishment, beginning with early compensatory forms of justice, Hammurabi's Code and the Law of Moses. Socrates' execution and Roman and medieval forms of justice are analyzed in a historical context, underscoring the fact that punishment was often intended as a deterrent rather than as a reformatory measure. Discusses contemporary forms of punishment, including the death penalty, along with the ways in which these sentences reflect what society values.
DVD 2440
Punk & new wave
As the popularity of punk and new wave in the '70s and '80s took flight, the groundbreaking late night talk program The Tomorrow Show welcomed many of the key figures of the genre. Includes explosive live performances and revealing interviews.
DVD 5583
Punk singer a documentary film about Kathleen Hanna /
A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s.
DVD 10486
Puppe (Motion picture).
The doll: when an effete young man must marry to inherit a fortune, he purchases a lifelike doll to wed. Ernst Lubitsch in Berlin: documents the life of the filmmaker from his birth in 1892 to his departure for Hollywood in 1923. Includes interviews and footage from his films.
DVD 6844
Puppeteer's journey
Follows the man behind the beloved children's icon, Elmo, examining the life of puppeteer Kevin Clash. Provides behind-the-scenes views of Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop and featuring interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O'Donnell, Cheryl Henson, and Joan Ganz Cooney.
DVD 8908
Puppetoon movie
A fantasia of puppet animation, including the artistic contribution of hundreds of Puppetoon animators.
DVD 4495
Pure hell of St. Trinian's /
Some comely young women have just burnt down their school and shock the world by getting acquitted when hauled into the Old Bailey. It seems the judge is keen on them and besides, an unscrupulous shyster posing as a professor offers to rebuild the school. Instead, he takes the offenders on a bogus tour of Greece and once they are underway, he leads them to his real goal -- forced matrimony to the sons of an Arab sheik.
DVD 7519
Pure Vermont maple a proud tradition : voices from the sugarwoods /
A documentary of the sugaring process in Vermont leading to "pure Vermont maple syrup."
DVD 3282
Purgatorio a journey into the heart of the border = viaje al corazón de la frontera /
In this provocative documentary film, director Rodrigo Reyes reimagines the Mexico/U.S. border as a mythical place comparable to Dante's purgatory. Leaving politics aside, he takes a fresh look at the beauty of the border and the people caught in its spell. Shot during a 4-week roadtrip in a dilapidated can with a crew of only three people, Reyes had captured a stunning mosaic of compelling characters and broken landscapes that live on the US-Mexico border, crafting a devastating reflection on the flaws of human nature and the powerful absurdities of the modern world.
DVD 11864
Purity myth
The United States is obsessed with virginity from the media to schools to government agencies. The Purity Myth is an important and timely critique of about why this is so, and why it's problematic for girls and women. Analyzing cultural stereotypes and media messages, Jessica Valenti reveals the overt and hidden ways our society links a woman's worth to her sexuality rather than to values like honesty, kindness, and altruism. With intelligence and wit, this film exposes the legal and social punishments that women who dare to have sex endure, while presenting a powerful argument that evaluating girls and women on their sexuality needs to stop.
DVD 9185
Purple noon
Tom Ripley has been sent to Italy by the father of one Philippe Greenleaf with the objective of bringing Greenleaf back into the family fold in the United States. Ripley, an accomplished forger, takes his job half-seriously until he falls in love with the same woman Greenleaf is in love with, Marge.
DVD 1397
Purple rain
A young man with a talent for music has begun a career with much promise. He meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs. A complicated tale of his repeating his father's self destructive behavior, losing Apollonia to another singer, and his coming to grips with his own connection to other people ensues.
DVD 9423
Purple rose of Cairo
Cecilia is a poor waitress in a dumpy New Jersey diner who goes to movies to escape the realities of the Depression Era life. Her favorite is "The purple rose of Cairo." When the leading man Tom Baxter decides to be with Cecilia, confusion abounds.
DVD 1615
Pursuing the promise
Explores the legacy and impact of Brown vs. Board of Education, the 1954 Supreme Court decision ending legal segregation in American education.
DVD 9508
Pursuit of equality the unfinished work of American freedom /
A documentary about San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in 2001 and the social and legal ramifications that unfolded.
DVD 8215
Pursuit of happiness
"In 1986, Louis Malle (himself a transplant to the United States) set out to investigate the ever widening range of immigrant experience in America. Interviewing a variety of newcomers in middle- and working-class communities from coast to coast, Malle paints a generous, humane portrait of their individual struggles in an increasingly polyglot nation"--Container.
DVD 8892
Pursuit of happyness
Chris Gardner is an intelligent, energetic guy who can't catch a break. In the sluggish Bay Area economy of 1981, he's losing ground, by investing all his family's money in high cost bone-density scanners. His wife leaves him, he loses his apartment, and with his 5-year-old son in tow joins the ranks of the homeless, if not the hopeless. Bounced from shelter to shelter, he finds himself a single dad who has to support and care for a young child. Impressing a Dean Witter higher-up by solving a Rubik's cube during a taxi ride, Chris gets a place in a stockbroker-training program. But internships don't pay, and there's no guarantee he'll be offered a job at the end of it. Against all odds, he pushes toward success, and eventually turns his life around.
DVD 7155
Pursuit of happyness (Motion picture)
Chris Gardner is an intelligent, energetic guy who can't catch a break. In the sluggish Bay Area economy of 1981, he's losing ground, by investing all his family's money in high cost bone-density scanners. His wife leaves him, he loses his apartment, and with his 5-year-old son in tow joins the ranks of the homeless, if not the hopeless. Bounced from shelter to shelter, he finds himself a single dad who has to support and care for a young child. Impressing a Dean Witter higher-up by solving a Rubik's cube during a taxi ride, Chris gets a place in a stockbroker-training program. But internships don't pay, and there's no guarantee he'll be offered a job at the end of it. Against all odds, he pushes toward success, and eventually turns his life around.
DVD 7155
Pursuit of Harimao's treasure
Harimao's treasure is worth over 8 billion dollars. With his faithful friends, Lupin travels the globe to find the three statues that make up the key to the treasure. But a greater threat emerges - the Neo-Himmel. Now he must set out with an unlikely partner on an adventure that is filled with danger and surprises.
DVD 3113
Pusan haeng
While a zombie-virus breaks out in South Korea, a couple of passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.
DVD 12203
Push
In 1987, obese, illiterate, black 16-year-old Claireece 'Precious' Jones lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family. She has been raped and impregnated twice by her father, Carl. She suffers constant physical, mental and sexual abuse from her unemployed mother, Mary. After getting pregnant for the second time, Precious is suspended from her school. Her principal arranges to have her attend an alternative school where her new teacher, Ms. Rain, helps Precious learn to read and she responds to this glimmer of hope. Precious also meets Mrs. Weiss, a social worker, and discovers the abuse and incest that Precious has had to endure. Her father dies of AIDS and Precious learns that she is now HIV-positive.
DVD 7317
Push, Precious, and black women in literature
Poet, performer and author of the best-selling novel Push - adapted into the Oscar-nominated film Precious -- Sapphire discusses her work and the role of black women in American literature. She focuses on the abuse of African American women by drawing on interviews she conducted with women, and historical depictions of abuse of African American women in literature, specifically slave narratives. Through this lens, Sapphire describes her experience of writing fiction that represents a contemporary experience of abuse of black women.
DVD 8811
Pusher
Frank is a small-time pusher who sells heroin. When a deal goes wrong and Frank is busted by the police, he is released because of lack of evidence. Unfortunately, he now owes a very big debt to Milo, an ex-Yugoslav dealer, who has given him two days to collect the money that will save him from a bullet.
DVD 9014
Pusher trilogy
Frank is a small-time pusher who sells heroin. When a deal goes wrong and Frank is busted by the police, he is released because of lack of evidence. Unfortunately, he now owes a very big debt to Milo, an ex-Yugoslav dealer, who has given him two days to collect the money that will save him from a bullet.
DVD 9014
Pushing hands
A tai-chi master moves from Beijing to a New York suburb to live with his only son. With a daughter-in-law who has no use for him and an ever-changing society, problems quickly arise. He is forced to call upon his tai-chi teachings and its "pushing hands" to give him the balance needed to survive in this poignant and comic tale.
DVD 5736
Putin's way
Frontline investigates the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Vladimir Putin's reign in Russia. Tracing his career back over two decades, Putin's Way reveals how the accumulation of wealth and power has led to autocratic rule and the specter of a new Cold War.
DVD 10877
Putney Swope
A comical satire which charts the rise and fall of a Madison Avenue ad agency previously controlled by Whites and is taken over by Blacks who are dedicated to the downfall of the White Establishment. The picture is mostly a parade of vignettes, dealing with people and campaigns of the advertising world.
DVD 2584
Pygmalion
Professor Henry Higgins works to make a pretty flower girl into a young lady of society.
DVD 1594